Our friendly West Coast correspondent and film programmer, Elliot Lavine , has alerted me to his latest upcoming investigation into the square root of Film Noir at the Roxie Theater in San Franciso, scheduled from Friday, May 14th-Thursday, May 26th, 2011.
Update! June, 2011: Elliot Lavine is interviewed at MUBI here
Elliot has researched, pleaded and beguiled various studios and archives to come up with a remarkable set of rare films for this year's I Wake Up Dreaming - 2011: The Legendary and the Lost! He tells me that the vast majority of movies this time are 35mm studio archive prints and all but approximately three titles are unavailable on DVD. Among the 28 films, the restless spirit of Cornell Woolrich will be celebrated in several films, including the excellent Phantom Lady (1944) and haunting Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948), neither of which are available on DVD, for reasons too arcane to describe.
Once again, congratulations to Elliot for compiling this unique feast of films! Below is the list of scheduled films and the times of the screenings: