Celebrating the master of suspense Cornell Woolrich!
The sun-drenched expanse of Texas may seem a far cry from the shadowy recesses and expressionistic cityscapes of classic noir, but all that open space just means more places to bury the bodies. The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz is thrilled to announce the return of paranoia, darkness and despair as the Film Noir Foundation brings us their second annual NOIR CITY AUSTIN. This year's festival is built almost entirely out of the cinematic adaptations of one man - Cornell Woolrich. The most atmospheric of all the great crime writers, Woolrich's world is one with no moral compass at all and where love and death are always inextricably linked.
We've got a full weekend of films featuring the Foundation's newest 35mm restoration WOMAN ON THE RUN plus a program of ten films all based on the works of Woolrich. Eddie Muller, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, says "Although authors like Dashiell Hammett and James M. Cain were more famous and influential, there's no writer more synonymous with noir than Cornell Woolrich. There's a hallucinatory desperation and paranoia in his work that sets it apart from any other writer of his era. Fortunately, the dreadful world he dreamed up is, on film, also wickedly entertaining."
This year we are offering a limited number of SERIES PASSES that will be available to purchase through April 21st or until they sell out. Following that, tickets to individual films will be made available.
The continued support of NOIR CITY festival attendees aids the Film Noir Foundation in their mission to preserve film noir and create a theatrical audience for films like WOMAN ON THE RUN and THE GUILTY. NOIR CITY patrons and FNF donors are directly responsible for the availability of nearly lost 35mm prints for repertory theater screenings across the US. Go here for more on the FNF's mission to save noir films for future generations.