Social Media & Noir Films
If you’re a fan of film noir, you won’t want to miss the upcoming fundraising blog-a-thon for the preservation of films on Valentine’s Day, For the Love of Film (Noir), to benefit the Film Noir Foundation. Film experts, professors, reviewers and filmmakers will be blogging on the site.
Merilyn Ferdinand, founder of the website Fergy on Film and co-founder of the upcoming blog-a-thon, said, “While silent films are most in danger, films from every era are being lost as prints disintegrate and disappear. You might be able to find some obscure noir films on an old VHS tape or recorded off TV, the print scratchy, missing scenes, or studded with commercials. That’s no way to treat a film. There is simply nothing like seeing these films the way they were meant to be seen. By helping the FNF, you will be supporting the important preservation and exhibition work they do.”
If you’ve been as lucky as I have to attend the FNF’s Noir City, you know they present a slew of movies virtually impossible to see elsewhere. This summer, I was thrilled to see a film FNF president Eddie Muller wrote about for the first For the Love of Film blogathon, Cry Danger, as well as City That Never Sleeps, a noir shot in my own hometown, on the only 35mm print known to exist. To read and/or participate on an upcoming fundraising blog-a-thon for the preservation of films, click here.
-Ang D. Meadows
Also, don’t forget to check out SIFF’s annual Noir City film series, running through the 17th – click here for show times and information. Read an interview with Eddie Muller, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, here.