Events

NoirFest Santa Monica 2012
January 14th - March 28th
FESTIVAL DATES: JANUARY 14 - MARCH 28, 2012

Opening Night Saturday, January 14, 2012
Urban Noir Photography Exhibit 
Helen K. Garber's Encaustic Noir in Gallery 1 and Brassai, Bresson, Doisneau, Kertesz + Master (Night) Photographers who lived in Paris in the 1930's in gallery 2, curated by Pamela Schoenberg
dnj
Gallery, Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave, J1 (next to Santa Monica Museum of Art )

7:00pm-9:00pm

Free Admission/Free Parking

For Information: Telephone:(310) 315-3551

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Opening Night After-Party, Saturday, January 14, 2012

the Upper West Supper Club (Bar Noir East)
3321 Pico Boulevard
9:00pm - Midnight
Specially priced drinks,Pinot Noir by the glass & Appetizer. Film Noir Films on the projection screen. Period Jazz Music. Dress as your favorite film noir archetype.  Introducing the Bar Noir Manhattan.
Free Admission/Valet Parking & Free Street Parking

For Information: Telephone:310 586 1111

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TUESDAY JANUARY 17, 2012 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012
Urban Noir Fine Art Exhibit with Helen K. Garber's Encaustic Noir and Brassai + Other Noir Photographers who lived in Paris in the 1930's, curated by Pamela Schoenberg

dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, J1 (next to Santa Monica Museum of Art)
January 14 - February 25,

Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Free admission/Free parking

For Information: Telephone:(310) 315-3551
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THURSDAY JANUARY 19, 2012
Spoken Word, Tale Spin - Your Noir Experience

Vidiots Annex
302 Pico Boulevard

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Admission: $10.00/Free Parking available in the lot behind the store on 3rd across from Pico Bowl and on the street.  Read posted signs for parking information

Tale Spin- A monthly gathering of people telling true stories.

In the flesh. Unplugged. Make us laugh, make us cry, share your personal experiences. Pay $10 at the door to help Vidiots, our local visual storytelling vendors, stay in business!

How it works: Arrive, relax, snack, drink, and meet interesting people at 7:00pm. If you want to tell a story based on the chosen theme, put your name in the hat. Our first story begins at 7:30pm sharp.

Our emcee draws a name. The storyteller speaks for 5-minute story or less. Use a note card, if you need it. Have a beginning, middle, and end. Seating is limited to 35. Reservations strongly recommended.

Please bring a bottle of wine or preferred beverage and/or an appetizer of any kind to share.

The stories are free.

Information/RSVP:Patty Meyer

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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25, 2012
Film Screening:
Farewell My Lovely, 1975

Vidiots Annex
302 Pico Boulevard

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Free Admission/Free Parking available in the lot behind the store on 3rd across from Pico Bowl and on the street.  Read posted signs for parking information

 Robert Mitchum made a superb Philip Marlowe in director Dick Richards' stylish and entertaining 1975 mystery "Farewell, My Lovely", adapted from the Raymond Chandler novel and co-starring Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles, Jack O'Halloran, Anthony Zerbe, Harry Dean Stanton, Joe Spinell, Sylvester Stallone and Kate Murtagh.

Reservations

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012
PINOT DAYS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GRAND FESTIVAL
PINOT NOIR WINE TASTING

Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue
Cost: $60/Fee Parking on Site

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturday's Grand Tasting will showcase over 125 phenomenal producers of pinot noir. Consumers will be able to sample up to 400 pinots from every important domestic pinot noir region, from the Russian River Valley to the Santa Lucia Highlands, Oregon to Carneros, the Anderson Valley to the Sonoma Coast to the Santa Rita Hills. Come to Barker Hangar to taste the highly acclaimed 2007 vintage, and talk with the gifted winemakers who created these beautiful wines. Local specialty food purveyors will serve delectables that pair well with pinot.

To Purchase Tickets/Contact Information:

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4/TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7/TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2012
Learn Night Photography At the Santa Monica Pier
Otis College of Art & Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles
& the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA
Cost: $175.00 for non-credit, 3 meeting workshop/2 different sites/Fee Parking on site
 


February 4, 1-4pm Otis Art Institute (Intro)
February 7, 4-8pm Santa Monica Pier  (Shoot)
February, 21, 7-10, Otis Art Institute (Review)

Join internationally renowned night photographer, Helen K. Garber, as she guides students through the specialized techniques of night photography at the artist’s favorite Los Angeles Landmark – the world famous Santa Monica Pier. (This is the first photography class, taking place on the pier that is sanctioned by the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation.) The course begins at Otis for an introductory meeting to prepare students for the shoot. The second session meets late in the day, in the private quarters of the Pier Restoration Corporation, the old apartments above the landmark Carousel, a special treat in itself. After a preliminary discussion and a tour with your instructor to point out the best vantage points, students watch and evaluate the available light, to be ready to shoot by sunset. Shooting continues through dusk and nightfall. Following the shooting session, the students may opt to stay, relax and share a meal with Ms. Garber at one of the restaurants on the pier. The final meeting takes place at Otis for a critique of the students’ photographs.

For Information: Telephone 310 665 6800

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012

ARTIST'S TALK: HELEN K. GARBER, ENCAUSTIC NOIR
Fine Art Exhibit with Helen K. Garber's Encaustic Noir and Brassai + Other Noir Photographers who lived in Paris in the 1930's, curated by Pamela Schoenberg
dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, J1 (next to Santa Monica Museum of Art)
January 14 - February 25,


4:30PM
Free admission/Free parking

For Information: Telephone:(310) 315-3551
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012

RAYMOND CHANDLER DOUBLE FEATURE The Brasher Doubloon and Murder My Sweet

Conversation in between films with Judith Freeman(Chandler Historian, author The Long Embrace) and Alan K. Rode (Film Noir Foundation)

AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE/AERO THEATRE and FILM NOIR FOUNDATION

1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm - 11:00pm

Ticket Prices:

General Admission: $11.00
Cinematheque Members:$7.00

Seniors 65+ and
Students with valid ID :$9.00

THE BRASHER DOUBLOON, 1947, Janus Films, 72 min. Dir.
John Brahm. When a rare coin appears to be connected to a string of
murders,ace detective Philip Marlowe is on the case. George Montgomery
plays Marlowe

MURDER MY SWEET, 1944, Warner Bros., 95
min. Dir. Edward Dmytryk. In this adaptation of the Raymond
Chandler novel, Farewell, My Lovely, quintessential L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe
searches for an ex-con's girlfriend but, as always, winds up swimming in
deceit and double crosses, all of it washing up at a lavish Malibu beach
house. Featuring former hoofer Dick Powell as Marlowe, and Claire Trevor
as the fabulous femme fatale.

For more information: Website


FEBRUARY 22 - MARCH 30, 2012

Santa Monica City-Wide Reads: The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
Free admission to all events/metered street parking

The Santa Monica city-wide reads programming begins February 22 with a screening of Double Indemnity and will hold numerous panel discussions, films and other programming highlighting Raymond Chandler and the chosen book, The Lady in the Lake at various Libraries in Santa Monica until the end of March. 
Check out the amazing programming scheduled through March through this link or listed below

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SANTA MONICA LIBRARY CITYWIDE READS EVENTS

Calendar Image - Double Indemnity Movie

   Raymond Chandler Movie Screenings: Double Indemnity
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Main Library, MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard *
Raymond Chandler received an Oscar nomination for this screenplay adaptation of James M. Cain's classic noir drama, in which an insurance salesman (Fred MacMurray) gets involved with a femme fatale (Barbara Stanwyck) with murder on her mind.

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An Evening with Michael Connelly & Robert Crais
Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Lincoln Middle School Auditorium, 1501 California Avenue
Best-selling mystery authors Michael Connelly and Robert Crais discuss the influence Raymond Chandler has had on their work and on the crime genre in general. A book sale and signing will follow.

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A Touch of Naomi
Monday, February 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Annenberg Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway
Mystery author Naomi Hirahara takes us on a tour of noir, accompanied by the torchy songs and sax of Doc & Renee.
Beach=Culture events are free but reservations are required; please visit 
http://annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture to reserve your seat!

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 Raymond Chandler Movie Screenings: The Big Sleep
Saturday, March 3, 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main Street *
Humphrey Bogart stars as Philip Marlowe in this gripping adaptation of Raymond Chandler's first novel, in which Marlowe is hired by a wealthy businessman to investigate a case involving his wild daughters (Lauren Bacall & Martha Vickers). Film scholar Elaina Archer will discuss the film and its classic leading man after the screening.

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Los Angeles Noir Now
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Main Library, MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard *
Author and editor Denise Hamilton (Los Angeles Noir) leads a discussion on the noir genre of today with authors Christopher Rice, Naomi Hirahara, Gary Phillips and Jim Pascoe. A book sale & signing will follow.

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Bay City and Beyond
Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Main Library, MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard *
A look back at the history of Santa Monica and Los Angeles in the noir period with authors Alain Silver (Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles), Ernest Marquez (Noir Afloat: Tony Cornero and the Notorious Gambling Ships of Southern California) and David Kipen (Los Angeles in the 1930s), as well as SMPL Image Archives Librarian Cynni Murphy.

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NoirFest Santa Monica presents Raymond Chandler's Sense of Place: Santa Monica & the West Side
Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Annenberg Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway
Raymond Chandler biographer Judith Freeman presents an illustrated, virtual tour of Santa Monica places associated with Raymond Chandler and his novels.
This program is a co-presentation of NoirFest Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Conservancy and the Annenberg Beach House. 

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Raymond Chandler Movie Screenings: Strangers on a Train
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard *
Raymond Chandler famously wrote the first draft of the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel, in which two men make a pact to trade murders to deflect suspicion from themselves.

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The Lady in the Lake Live: Authors Reading Raymond Chandler
Friday, March 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club, 1210 Fourth Street
Judith Freeman, Janet Fitch and Denise Hamilton lead a star-studded list of authors in a staged, costumed reading of The Lady in the Lake. Audience costumes encouraged. A line-up of participating authors will be announced one week prior to event.

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Raymond Chandler Movie Screenings: Murder, My Sweet
Monday, March 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Montana Avenue Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue *
In this adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel, Farewell, My Lovely, detective Philip Marlowe (Dick Powell) searches for a two-timing woman, leading him to mayhem and murder. Followed by a talk with film scholar Vivian Rosenberg.

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The Masters of Noir
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Main Library, MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard *
Author and editor Denise Hamilton (Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics) discusses noir pioneers Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Ross Macdonald with their respective biographers Judith Freeman, Julie M. Rivett and Tom Nolan.

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Raymond Chandler Movie Screenings: Lady in the Lake
Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Main Library, MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard *
Actor Robert Montgomery made his directorial debut with this controversial film adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel in which the camera/audience sees the action from private detective Philip Marlowe's perspective.

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Staged Reading of "The Pencil"
Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Main Library, MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard *
Join us for a staged reading of a play, based on Raymond Chandler's last Philip Marlowe short story "The Pencil," adapted by Ed Horowitz and produced by the Ruskin Group Theatre. An audience talkback will follow the onstage performance.

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Raymond Chandler Movie Screenings: The Long Goodbye - followed by a Q&A with actor Elliott Gould
Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Main Library, MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard *
In this controversial adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel, director Robert Altman updated the plot and setting to the 1970s and cast unlikely actor Elliott Gould as Philip Marlowe. A Q&A with actor Elliott Gould will follow the screening (schedule permitting).

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Citywide Reads Kids Author Event: Bruce Hale
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm
Main Library, MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard *
For the first time ever, Citywide Reads expands to include kids this year, with the featured book Trouble Is My Beeswax by Bruce Hale. Join us for this special afternoon author presentation by Bruce Hale, who shares how he writes and draws his adventures of fourth grade private eye, Chet Gecko.  For ages 7-10.

THE LADY IN THE LAKE BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Trained volunteer facilitators lead these free public book discussions. No registration required.

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm - Panera Bread, 601 Wilshire Boulevard
  • Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm - Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main Street *
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm - Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard *
  • Monday, March 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm - Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth Street *
  • Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm - Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1201 Third Street Promenade
  • Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11:00 am - Café Bolivar, 1741 Ocean Park Boulevard
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm - Montana Avenue Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue *
  • Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11:00 am - Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard *

CHET GECKO DETECTIVE SCHOOL

For ages 7-10. After you've read Trouble Is My Beeswax, attend our fun Detective School to learn how to be a super sleuth. (45 minutes)

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm - Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard *
  • Monday, March 26, 2012 at 3:45 pm - Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard *
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm - Montana Avenue Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue *
  • Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 3:45 pm - Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main Street *

* Note: City of Santa Monica facilities are wheelchair accessible. To request a disability-related accommodation, call Library Administration at 310-458-8606 (TDD 395-8499) at least one week prior to event.


MONDAY MARCH 12, 2012

LECTURE: Raymond Chandler's Sense of Place: Santa Monica and the Westside

Beach=Culture + Santa Monica Conservancy
Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Free Admission/ Parking: $5

The Santa Monica Conservancy partners with Beach = Culture to present a virtual tour of Santa Monica and Westide locals associated with Raymond Chandler and his novels.  The illustrated talk by Judith Freeman, author of “The Long Embrace”, will be accompanied by  projected images by local fine art photographers.

Reservations After February 1, 2012: 

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 28, 2012

CLOSING PARTY

HOTEL CASA DEL MAR (Casa del Noir)

1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, 90405

Free Admission/Paid valet parking and free street parking on Ocean Avenue, just east of the Hotel

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join jazz great Barbara Morrison and her friends with a special night devoted to live jazz music with a bebop bent and our favorite local live music destination turns into Casa del Noir. Special drink and appetizer menu, vintage apparel is encouraged

For Information: (310) 581-5533

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