Edited by Don Malcolm on 1/22/2018, 2:00 pm
Friday, February 16
THE MALTESE FALCON 7:00/QUIET PLEASE, MURDER 9:30
Saturday, February 17
SHADOW OF A DOUBT 12:30/ADDRESS UNKNOWN 3:15
FLESH AND FANTASY 6:30/DESTINY 8:45
Sunday, February 18
MILDRED PIERCE 12:30/JEALOUSY 3:15
THE BLUE DAHLIA 6:30/THE BIG SLEEP 8:45
Monday, February 19
THE MALTESE FALCON 12:30/MILDRED PIERCE 3:15
KISS OF DEATH 6:30/BLIND SPOT 8:45
Tuesday, February 20
I WALK ALONE 6:30/BODYGUARD 8:45
Wednesday, February 21
THE ACCUSED 6:30/THE THREAT 8:45
Thursday, February 22
THE MAN WHO CHEATED HIMSELF 6:30/ROADBLOCK 8:40
Chrono order still in place. 1953 missing in action, however, in favor of MILDRED PIERCE and THE BIG SLEEP (the latter of which has still never been screened at NC SF). 1947 has been completely retooled.
But with MILDRED in the lineup there are two days where the Curtiz bio is likely to be on sale. It might be a bit of a tight fit for AKR, who has an event on the 17th at UCLA, but it's only a couple of hours on the plane and the books may already have been shipped ahead.
FALCON and MILDRED add back some quality stripped out with the loss of THE BIG HEAT, and KISS OF DEATH is very solid. So you could say Seattle is getting a tuned-up, streamlined version of the A-B thing (though there's a deviation on Sunday evening/Monday afternoon with two A films in the lineup).
And by repeating the statement that THE BLUE DAHLIA has never been screened at NC, the festival producers have at last made that claim factually accurate. While DAHLIA played at NC 4 (maybe because it was at the Balboa it doesn't count?), it hasn't played in Seattle.