The Film Noir Foundation The Film Noir Foundation The Film Noir Foundation

The Film Noir Foundation is a non-profit public benefit corporation created as an educational resource regarding the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of film noir as an original American cinematic movement.

It is the mission of the Foundation to find and preserve films in danger of being lost or irreparably damaged, and to ensure that high quality prints of these classic films remain in circulation for theatrical exhibition to future generations.

The centerpiece of the Foundation's public awareness campaign is the annual NOIR CITY festival held in San Francisco. For more information on the Foundation, and how you can be a supporter, donor, or sponsor, visit the Film Noir Foundation website.

The Film Noir Foundation's annual NOIR CITY film noir festival in San Francisco

The Film Noir Foundation's website has an ever expanding catalog of noir-related video: NOIR CITY guest appearances including the luminous Angie Dickinson's at NOIR CITY X; interviews with stars like Lauren Bacall and Ernest Borgnine, as well as directors like Paul Schrader and Andre De Toth; and homages to film noir. View the Film Noir Foundation's video archives.

NOIR CITY Annual #6

NOIR CITY AnnualAdd this book to your library and help the FNF in its restoration and preservation efforts! NOIR CITY Annual #6 has the best writing on noir available anywhere in the world! Articles for this 248-page book have been selected from 2013's NOIR CITY quarterly e-magazine, showcasing contributing writers Vince Keenan, Jake Hinkson, Imogen Sara Smith, Mark Fertig, Carl Steward, and others, with an introduction by Eddie Muller. Dramatically designed by Michael Kronenberg, the NOIR CITY Annual #6 is a steal at $25. Now available on Amazon. → BUY NOW.

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Facebook Tumblr Twitter Surround yourself in a miasma of social media darkness: join us on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter for a complete immersion in the world of film noir through film stills, posters, film clips, brilliant insights and more. Maybe you'll meet a dangerous stranger along the way.

Eddie Muller, Film Noir Foundation Chair


For more background on the Film Noir Foundation's Founder and President, visit

Photo by Jim Ferreira

→ View our complete list of films screened at NOIR CITY 1-12 here.

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