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I'm looking forward to doing all three movies today, especially Johnny O'Clock, which I remember watching when I saw movies on TV, with commercials, in the middle of the night, the way they should be. (Get off my lawn, kids.) It may be the first time I saw hard-boiled noir-Dick Powell as opposed to chirpy Busby Berkeley musical Dick Powell and I totally fell in love with him.

Anyway---I'm going to try and make as many films as possible during the festival.

Friday, May 10 - Thursday, May 23

Another barrier-busting barrage of Hollywood hokum, film noir style! This season's marathon features an astonishing THIRTY films, bona fide classics as well as the customary overflow of ridiculously rare rediscoveries that have come to brand the Roxie as San Francisco's premiere showcase for film noir!

Hardcore favorites like I WAKE UP SCREAMING, CRISS CROSS, and SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS will share the screen this spring with exciting re-discoveries and noir hybrids like BLUES IN THE NIGHT, THE MONSTER AND THE GIRL, UNDER AGE, ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, NIGHTMARE, and JOHNNY O'CLOCK as well as tributes to Cornell Woolrich, Joan Crawford, Beverly Michaels, George Sanders, Arch Oboler and much, much more!

Programmed exclusively for the Roxie Theater by Elliot Lavine.

Here is the schedule for the Roxie's 2013 "I Wake Up Screaming" noir festival.


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May. 12th, 2013 01:10 am (UTC)
I'm so jealous! The descriptions of those movies are making me drool. (You know what I mean.)

I miss the days when TV stations played movies (especially schlocky ones) instead of boring obnoxious infomercials. Even the commercials were fun! (Go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal...) I remember sitting on the top bunk with my brother in front of our black-and-white TV, fighting over the headphones (my parents were asleep in the next room).

Although it was a little strange (this was many years later) when a station showed Top Hat. It was edited for the teeny late-night slot...by cutting all the musical numbers.
May. 12th, 2013 02:27 am (UTC)
I really do miss late night movies...even slightly butchered. Most of my "favorite" movies that I'm still imprinted on come from those days of lying of the living room floor. I used to write up index cards with my notes and a 4 star rating review and I had tons of books about old movies.

Today's line up was great. Under Age was kind of meh, but at least short, Johnny O'Clock lived up to my memories and OMG The Monster and The Girl is one of the craziest things I have ever seen. Worst movie cops and police coroner EVER!
May. 12th, 2013 03:59 pm (UTC)
I don't have any $$ otherwise I'd love to go with you to some of these. Want to come over and watch Maltese Falcon, the Long Goodbye and Kiss Me Deadly on DVD? I can make popcorn and fudge.
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