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Noir City returns to Detroit with Eddie Muller, Czar of Noir, as host

Posted at 1:51 PM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 13:51:54-04

(WXYZ) — NOIR CITY returns for a fourth year to Detroit, September 20 – 22. This year's opening night will be held at a new venue, the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The festival returns to its regular venue, the historic Redford Theatre, for weekend screenings, September 21 - 22. FNF prez Eddie Muller will host all eight screenings as well as an Opening Night Cocktail reception at the museum's Crystal Gallery Café at 6:00 p.m. prior to the festival's first double bill at 7:00 p.m.: Sam Fuller's cynical Cold War thriller Pickup on South Street (1953) and William Dieterle's rarely screened The Turning Point (1952). Muller, aka the “Czar of Noir” and a noted author, is a leading figure in film restoration and preservation and a familiar face to classic film fans from his weekly series Noir Alley on Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

Opening night tickets for NOIR CITY: Detroit are now available on the Detroit Institute of Arts/Detroit Film Theatre website: https://www.dia.org/events/noir-city-detroit-eddie-muller

The latest FNF 35mm restoration, Richard Fleischer's Trapped (1949), is paired with Henry Hathaway's Technicolor noir Niagara (1953) to kick off Redford Theatre screenings on Saturday afternoon, 9/21. Richard Quine's steamy tale of lust and avarice, Pushover (1954), and Robert Aldrich's Kiss Me Deadly (1955), based on the notorious Mickey Spillane novel, screen that evening.

A Sunday matinée double feature finishes off the festivities: Orson Welles' masterpiece Touch of Evil (1958) and Sam Fuller's groundbreaking The Crimson Kimono (1959). The NOIR CITY: Detroit All-Access Pass (only $35!) provides entry to all eight films, a commemorative poster, PLUS a private reception and onstage Q&A with Eddie Muller on Saturday night, September 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Redford Theatre. The All-Access Pass is only available at RedfordTheatre.com. The festival pass, as well as tickets and schedule for Saturday and Sunday, 9/21 – 9/22, are now available on the Redford Theatre's website: https://redfordtheatre.com/events/noir-city-detroit-all-access-pass/. Individual tickets and passes are available for sale at https://redfordtheatre.com/events/