Film Noir Series at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in May

There's a great film series coming to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in mid-May: The Sun Sets in the West: Mid-Century California Noir.

The series begins on May 18th and runs through May 26th. Ten films are on the schedule, including KISS ME DEADLY (1955), EXPERIMENT IN TERROR (1962), and SLIGHTLY SCARLET (1956).

There's even an opportunity to see CRISS CROSS (1949), which I had attempted to see via a standby ticket at the TCM Classic Film Festival last week! The only drawback is CRISS CROSS is playing opposite UCLA's double bill of PILLOW TALK (1959) and MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (1954), which I'd been considering seeing that evening. Decisions, decisions...

I am very appreciative of the wonderful opportunities we have to see films on the "big screen" in Southern California. Additional film series coming to Los Angeles over the next few weeks: The 14th annual Noir City Festival will be held at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood from April 20th through May 6th, and UCLA celebrates the Universal Pictures Centennial in Westwood from May 4th through June 24th.