2016 Edition of the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival to feature eclectic line-up of noir classics, restoration premieres, rare films and guest stars.
Festival Opens on Thursday, May 12 and runs through Sunday, May 15 at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.
“In addition to presenting the restoration of Sudden Fear (1952), we’ll be showing a newly restored print of The Accused (1949) from the Library of Congress,” said producer Alan K. Rode who returns for his ninth year at the festival helm.
2016 is a year of femme fatales highlighted by Joan Crawford (Sudden Fear), Rita Hayworth (Gilda) and Marilyn Monroe (Niagara), but according to Rode, there is a lot more: “We’ve really mixed in some of the classics with lesser known, but worthy films including Outside the Wall (1950), Fly-By-Night (1942) and The Hunted (1948).”
The festival’s tradition of guest stars continues with Claude Jarman Jr.for Intruder in the Dust (1949), Ann Robinson with Dragnet (1954) and acclaimed biographer James Curtis all scheduled to appear. Curtis, who recently authored “William Cameron Menzies: The Shape of Films to Come”, will talk on stage with Rode after a screening of Reign of Terror (1949) at 1:00 pm on Saturday afternoon.