Celebrate the holidays with neon and noir. Come early for a booksigning and reception featuring neon cocktails. Presented by Giant Orange Press and Eat Drink Films Magazine:
- Neon "newsreel": neon restoration news and images plus archival footage from the Prelinger Archive of San Francisco's iconic neon signs
- Short feature: Stolen Moments, a spectrum of neon from classic noir films
- Main feature: Dark Passage starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and a midnight cab ride through neon-soaked San Francisco in 1947
- Commentary and book signing by Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan, authors of San Francisco Neon: Survivors and Lost Icons
The evening’s feature film, Dark Passage,
is a film noir classic, shot on location in San Francisco in 1947. Follow framed fugitive Vincent Parry (Bogart) through the streets of San Francisco as he evades the law and tries to figure out who really killed his wife. Irene Jansen (Bacall) proves to be a loyal friend and ally who just happens to live in a really great apartment building!
A kind-hearted cabbie and a shadowy plastic surgeon provide Parry with the element of surprise that will prove to be Madge's (Agnes Moorehead) downfall. All the way down.
Don’t miss it!