Noir City: Chicago 2017

A list created by sleestakk

NOIR CITY: CHICAGO returns to the Music Box Theatre August 25 - 31, 2017, with an epically suspenseful series of criminal capers! 

“The Big Knockover” celebrates the history of the heist film from black-and-white Hollywood classics such as THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950) and KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL (1952), to 1974’s THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE, to the stunning contemporary thriller from Argentina EL AURA (2005).  This year’s focus on hold-ups, heists, and schemes gone awry provides the perfect opportunity to venture beyond the 1940s and ‘50s to show how noir has expanded and transformed over the decades.

Movies on Noir City: Chicago 2017 List
TitleDirector(s)Year Released
L.A. ConfidentialCurtis Hanson1997
DragnetJack Webb1954
Kansas City ConfidentialPhil Karlson1952
Drive a Crooked RoadRichard Quine1954
The Big RiskClaude Sautet1960
The AuraFabián Bielinsky2005
High SierraRaoul Walsh1941
Plunder RoadHubert Cornfield1957
Thunderbolt and LightfootMichael Cimino1974
Blue CollarPaul Schrader1978
Cash on DemandQuentin Lawrence1961
Odd Man OutCarol Reed1947
The Brink's JobWilliam Friedkin1978
Six Bridges to CrossJoseph Pevney1955
Charley VarrickDon Siegel1973
The Taking of Pelham One Two ThreeJoseph Sargent1974
The Asphalt JungleJohn Huston1950
Quiet Please MurderJohn Larkin1942