The Film Noir Festival is one of my festivals that take place in the Coachella Valley all year long. The under-hyped, culturally rich film fest does not just purely sell me on entertainment value alone , but I also appreciate the significance of this era in film history and having the opportunity to experience it on the big screen the way it should be experienced in all its glory.
And sometimes, well, it’s not just purely about the film and the historical significance either… sometimes it’s just the fact that the Film Noir festival is just about the best date night idea that anyone has ever had (*hint *hint). It’s a night to dress up, go out, have a martini, attempt to revitalize classic romance and add just a pinch of drama to your life.
presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center
Founded in 2000 by the late mystery author and Palm Springs community leader Arthur Lyons, this unique festival features an eclectic mixture of landmark and obscure vintage movies from the classic film noir era. Laden with period post war cynicism, these glorious black and white films are laden with suspense, sexuality and crime portrayed from the perspective of the criminals.
Each year, the festival showcases the best of film noir accentuated by a scintillating array of movie stars who appear on stage for post screening Q&A discussions, autographs and book signings.
The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Film Festival wouldn’t be possible without the generous gifts of corporate sponsors and individual donors who believe that Palm Springs should be the home of one of the best film noir Film Festivals in the world!
For more information on the how to support the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival
email Jason Bruecks
SHOW TIMES & FILM INFO:
May 10-13, 2012