Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Actresses Ann Rutherford & Julie Adams In Person at Film Noir Festival

Julie Adams, star of SIX BRIDGES TO CROSS (shown in a new 35mm Print) will appear in person for the Sunday, April 5th 7;30 PM screening. Adams appears in this 1955 bank heist film from director Joseph Pevney, who based it on an actual Boston Brinks heist. Co-starring Tony Curtis. The second film on this double bill is NOCTURNE (1946), starring George Raft as a mama's boy detective investigating a Hollywood composer's murder and a missing woman. Lots of great 1940s LA ambience. Adams will appear for q & a between the films. Julie Adams is perhaps best known as the bathing suited beauty from THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954). She also appeared in films with Elvis Presley, Jimmy Stewart and Rock Hudson (BEND OF THE RIVER).

Actress Ann Rutherford (GONE WITH THE WIND, the Andy Hardy series) will appear in person with the Film Noir selection TWO O'CLOCK COURAGE (1945) co-starring Tom Conway (who appeared as The Falcon in RKO's The Falcon series and in several Val Lewton pictures) on Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 PM. TWO O'CLOCK COURAGE, an Anthony Mann directed delight about a cabbie (played by Rutherford) who picks up an amnesiac fare (Conway) who turns out to be a murder suspect! With a pre-OUT OF THE PAST appearance by 20-year old Jane Greer. TWO O'CLOCK plays on a double bill with DESPERATE (1947), another Anthony Mann noir with Raymond Burr. Neither film is on DVD so don't miss this rare opportunity to see this double feature with Ann Rutherford IN PERSON!

The 11th annual Film Noir Fest (quite possibly the Cinematheque's most popular annual series) kicks off Thursday, April 2nd with OUT OF THE PAST (starring Jane Greer and Robert Mitchum) on a double bill with the rare THE COMPANY SHE KEEPS (1951) starring Jane Greer as an ex-con and Lizbeth Scott as her parole officer! On Friday, all members who purchase tickets for the 7:30 PM double feature of rarity ALIAS NICK BEAL & FLY-BY-NIGHT, will be invited to a private reception with the Film Noir Foundation's Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode. Trivia contest, prizes, noir beverages... Every year someone sits through every film. Will it be you? Let us know how many you see. There are 26 films in all and 19 that are NOT ON DVD! The full schedule is posted here.