Monday, August 3, 2009

Noir Overload

As I was perusing the Castro Theater's upcoming events, I noticed that they have programmed a series called Best of British Noir. The program is running September 11 to 16 and includes

Brighton Rock (1947)
It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
The Third Man (1949)
Peeping Tom (1960)
The Fallen Idol (1948)

I can't help but notice that the Castro's Best of British Noir series overlaps with the Roxie Theater's Best of Columbia Noir series. Or at least it used to overlap. Originally scheduled for September 11 to 22, the Roxie has updated their website. It now reads "For 12 days, on dates to be announced soon..."

I guess the Castro scared the Roxie off. I wonder if the Castro planned their program first and the Roxie wasn't aware of it or if the Castro programmed their noir series as a counter to the Roxie's Columbia Noir series.

Either way, it is interesting to see the dynamics between the two theaters.


Over at the 4 Star, they programmed two Korean films in the near future.

Daytime Drinking (2008) opens August 21. This independent film about Korea's drinking customs is comedy about a man's misadventures.

Haeundae has a 2010 release date on imdb. It looks to be an action/disaster film about a tsunami.

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