Anyway, the schedule is out and it's another variation of the 40s noir motif that's been used elsewhere--strange to see the NC 14 artwork recycled for a festival that doesn't have more than a couple films from that "art of darkness" lineup.
With 18 films, we get a 1940-51 bracketing instead of 1941-50. Oddly, no screening of TOO LATE FOR TEARS, which IIRC missed playing in Seattle when the last attempt at the old venue came undone.
Friday July 22--I WAKE UP SCREAMING*/STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR
Saturday July 23--THIS GUN FOR HIRE*/DR. BROADWAY
PHANTOM LADY/THE 7TH VICTIM*
Sunday July 24--SCARLET STREET/MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS
THE DARK CORNER/THE GUILTY
Monday, July 25--DEAD RECKONING*/NIGHT EDITOR
Tuesday, July 26--DESERT FURY*/SORRY, WRONG NUMBER*
Wednesday, July 27--THE RECKLESS MOMENT*/WOMAN ON THE RUN
Thursday, July 28--GUN CRAZY/SOUTHSIDE 1-1000*
Call it a hunch, but I think that the films with asterisks above are likely to show up in NC 15 as part of what looks like a return to classic noir programming. Now that could be way off-base, but Seattle is a much more experienced noir town than many of the other outlying districts that are now part of the NC's "pony express" route, and the fact that this lineup is playing there makes one think that a return to the basics is what's at hand...and fifteen years in, it seems like it's time for something akin to a "reset" button at the Castro.