October 16, 2013

AFI Silver Noir Fest Includes The Chase

Peter Lorre fans in the Silver Spring, Maryland, area will have an opportunity to catch a restored print of The Chase (1946) at the Noir City DC film festival at the AFI Silver Theatre in downtown Silver Spring.

Based on the Cornell Woolrich novel The Black Path of Fear, The Chase (1946) co-stars Peter Lorre as Gino, personal bodyguard to gangster Eddie Roman (Steve Cochran). The 35mm restored print is courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

The Chase will be shown twice – on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 1:10 pm; and on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7:20 pm. On Sunday, Oct. 27, noted film noir scholar Alan K. Rode will introduce the film.

Admission for both matinee and evening shows is $12 General Admission, $10 for seniors, $7 for children. AFI member passes will be accepted; admission for AFI members is $8.50.

Tickets may be reserved on-line through the AFI Silver website. Click the “Buy Tickets” button and select The Chase and a show date and time. No booking fee will be charged, but tickets reserved on-line must be claimed at the box office with the same credit card used to make the reservation. The AFI Silver accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards.

Tickets may also be purchased at the AFI Silver box office, which opens 30 minutes before the first film of the day.

A Big Combo card is also available. The Big Combo card is valid for six admissions to any screenings in the 2013 Noir City DC series. The Big Combo card may be purchased for $55 through the AFI Silver website.

Noir City DC will run from Saturday, Oct. 19 to Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. The full schedule for the film noir festival is available on the AFI Silver website.

The AFI Silver Theatre is located at 8633 Colesville Road, at the intersection of Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring, Maryland. Directions to the cinema may be found on the AFI Silver website.

Parking is available in several public parking decks close to the theater. Most convenient is the Wayne Avenue garage, located at 921 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland. Parking at the Wayne Avenue garage is free on weekends and after 8 pm on weekdays. More information on parking can be found on the AFI Silver website, under Parking.

For The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, author Stephen D. Youngkin discussed the making of The Chase, including an interview with actor Robert Cummings.

The Lost One is now available on both the Kindle and the Nook, as well as paperback and hardbound.

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