As we're continuing to use the screening room at the Roxie for a "film club" approach until 2024, this series--which is split over two weekends, staring this Sunday (13th) with four films and continuing next week (19th/20th) with nine more--has been more "under the radar" as usual.
Which is a bit of too bad, because it's the best "rare-foreign-classic-noir-not-from-France" series of the three we've done (the first two occurred in 2015 and 2017).
Please do take a look at the lineup as presented at the Roxie site, and for those in the Bay Area, note that there are still some single tickets available (as opposed to all-festival passes). Ted Whipple has put together a great visual guide to the 13 films we'll be screening.
Sunday the 20th is the marathon day--5 films: but it's a tremendous group that day, including two landmark foreign noirs that we screened previously: CASH CALLS HELL (1966, Japan, originally screened in 2017) and ASSAULT ON THE PAY TRAIN (1962, Brazil, originally screened in 2015).
Fervent thanks and kudos to ChiBob for a yeoman consult on this series--in many ways, its high level of quality stems from him.
One last note: "rare" noir is actually an understatement for this series: of the 13 films being screened, nine of them have never had a previous American premiere.