My recollection is that BEYOND THE FOREST was featured in one of the NC LA shows some years back. Nothing ringing a bell WRT a screening of FLAMINGO ROAD, though given its director (Curtiz) we might well see it in Palm Springs some time. (Actually, even though some might consider it egregrious, a Curtiz-themed noir festival out in the desert would be a fun thing, particularly if Alan could dig up THE SCARLET HOUR. You've got six noirs--MILDRED PIERCE, THE UNSUSPECTED, FLAMINGO ROAD, BREAKING POINT, SCARLET HOUR, and MAN IN THE NET--that could be distributed across the lineup, plus KING CREOLE for fun and YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN for arty, Ted McCord-enhanced melodrama.)
But I digress! WORLD FOR RANSOM might technically be outside the specified time window, though I'd love to see that subtitle used for the double bill. Exiled directors might work so long as the films weren't too socially conscious...for the moment at least (and until we see some proof otherwise), the FNF has stayed away from such films (closest being ALL THE KING'S MEN, which is hardly a leftist tract). CHRIST IN CONCRETE might well be too far in that direction at this point.
We are now moving toward ideas for double bills that aren't built around using the year of origin as a criterion--and that leaves a good bit more thematic latitude. I'm going to start a second thread for that idea shortly, and please feel free to weigh in with more ideas along those lines--the more we toss out there, the more likely we will wind up mentioning most (if not all) of the films that will ultimately run in NC 16...