Weekend Classics: May All Your Christmases Be Noir
Friday, October 18 - Sunday, January 5, 2020
In “May All Your Christmases Be Noir,” the theater’s ongoing “Weekend Classics” series explores the dark side of the season in 11:00am screenings on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, October 18-January 5. Co-programmed by film critic Simon Abrams, the lineup opens with a 35mm print of Nicholas Ray’s lovers-on-the-run drama THEY LIVE BY NIGHT, screening October 18-20, and continues with a 35mm print of Robert Mongomery’s first-person detective tale LADY IN THE LAKE, October 25-27. A full schedule is below. “The recondite tradition of Christmas-themed film noir has been around since the umbrella genre’s heyday in the 1940s,” says Abrams, “and included films based on the work of classic hard-boiled crime fiction like Raymond Chandler and Mickey Spillane, and starred everybody from Robert Mitchum to Robert Downey Jr. This program highlights eight of our favorite Christmas Noirs, including recent gems like EYES WIDE SHUT and THE ICE HARVEST and ice-cold classics like BLAST OF SILENCE and MR. ARKADIN. Cash out 2019 in style with your favorite femme fatales and luckless gumshoes.” See our other Autumn 2019 weekend series at midnight, Late-Night Favorites and Spy Games.