Noir City 15 — 10 Days of Heists, Hold-ups, and Schemes Gone Awry

The 2017 incarnation of the world’s most popular film noir festival, returning to the legendary Castro Theatre January 20–29, will present 24 exceptional films ranging from the mid-20th century to today and culled from all parts of the globe. “The Big Knockover” is a veritable history of the heist film, from black-and-white Hollywood classics such as Criss Cross (1949) and The Asphalt Jungle (1950) to stunning contemporary thrillers like El Aura (2005) and Victoria (2015). NOIR CITY 15’s lineup explores, in films both suspenseful and comedic, the desperate lengths to which people will go to beat the system and hit the big time.