October 15, 2016

Noir City Fest Includes M

On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, Peter Lorre fans in the Silver Spring, Maryland, area will have the opportunity to catch a special double-bill at the annual “Noir City” film noir festival at the AFI Silver Theatre – the American premiere of the German film Fritz Lang (2016), which explores the making of Lang’s first sound movie M (1931), followed by Peter Lorre in M.

The program, introduced by Noir City host and "The Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller, will begin at 5 pm in the AFI Silver 1 auditorium. Eddie Muller is the author of the book The Art of Noir: The Posters and Graphics from the Classic Era of Film Noir.

Tickets for the double-feature are $13 for general admission, $10 for seniors, $9.50 for 2-star and up AFI members, and $8 for children age 12 and under.

Tickets may be purchased on-line through the AFI Silver Theatre website. Click the button "Select a Film" and search for "Double Feature" for Fritz Lang and M. Tickets purchased on-line must be claimed at the box office with the same credit card used to make the purchase. The AFI Silver accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards.

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

The Noir Big Combo Card, good for six admissions to the festival, is available for $60. Purchase the Card on-line through the Gift Shop for pick up at the box-office.

The “Noir City” festival will begin on Saturday, Oct. 15, and run until Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. The complete schedule for the fest is available on the venue’s website.

The AFI Silver Theatre is located at 8633 Colesville Road, at the intersection of Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Parking is available in several public parking decks close to the cinema. Most convenient is the Wayne Avenue garage, located at 921 Wayne Avenue, in Silver Spring, Maryland. Parking at the Wayne Avenue garage is free on weekends and after 7 pm on weekdays. More information on parking, as well as directions to the AFI Silver, are available on the theater’s website.

For more information, please call the AFI Silver at (301) 495-6700.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005), Stephen D. Youungkin discusses the making of M, including interviews with director Fritz Lang, Peter Lorre’s first wife Celia Lovsky, and his brother Andrew Lorre, who visited the set.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available in soft-bound and hard-back editions, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

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