May 12, 2013

Three Strangers Opens Film Noir Fest in Palm Springs

The recently-restored print of Three Strangers (1946) will open this year’s Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, California.

Produced and hosted by Alan K. Rode, the Festival will run from Thursday, May 16 to Sunday, May 19, 2013. In addition to the noir treasures, numerous special guests are also slated to appear. The full schedule is available through the Festival website.

Three Strangers will be shown on Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 pm. Following the movie will be an on-stage discussion with Sir Michael Lindsay Hogg, son of Geraldine Fitzgerald, who partners with Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet on a sweepstakes ticket on Chinese New Year’s Eve. Sir Michael will also sign copies of his book Luck and Circumstance: A Coming of Age in Hollywood, New York and Points Beyond in the cinema lobby both before and after the screening.

Tickets for Three Strangers are $13 for all seats. “All Access” passes are available for $125, including all films in the Festival and the opening night reception to follow Three Strangers. More information about tickets may be found on the Festival website.

The Camelot Theatres is located in the parking lot of the Palm Springs Mall at 2300 E. Baristo Road, between Farrell Street and Sunrise Avenue in Palm Springs, California. Parking is available at the mall near the cinema. Directions are available on the Camelot website.

The Hilton Palm Springs is the official hotel of the Festival. Special room rates are available for attendees and may be booked through the Hilton hotel website. The Hilton Palm Springs is located at 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, in Palm Springs. For more information, please contact the Hilton at (760) 320-6868.

The Film Noir Foundation went to its own expense in producing the preserved 35mm print of Three Strangers, supplied for this festival. In 2012, the print was shown at Noir City festivals across the U.S. before heading to the film and television archive at UCLA, as part of their Film Noir Foundation collection.

At the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, Lorre fans have another opportunity to enjoy Peter on the big screen in one of his most sympathetic and romantic roles.

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