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Noir city X Crimezine Eddie Muller

Crimezine chum Eddie Muller

Czar of Noir Eddie Muller, organizer of  Noir City X, can be seen above working out the final details to his latest novel inside Dashiell Hammett’s  San Francisco appartment. Six films, either written by Hammett, or based on his writings will be shown at the festival including the Famous Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey  Bogart.

The 10th San Francisco Film Noir Festival is happening Jan. 20-29. at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., San Francisco. Opening night double feature, Jan. 20 is Dark Passage, and The House on Telegraph Hill.

The festival hosts an  evening with Angie Dickinson, who will appear in person, Jan. 21.  Movies screened will be: The Killers and Point Blank. The closing day Jan. 29. features six Dashiell Hammett films. Noir City Passports, are good for all the festivals Castro Theatre events, they cost a very reasonable $120. Individual double features are $10, except for Angie Dickinson night, which is $15. For complete programming at the Castro Theatre, call (415) 621-6120,

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Noir City X

Behold Crimeziners Bill Selby’s crimetastic new poster for Noir city X conceptualized by Crimezine favorite and Czar of Noir the awesome Eddie Muller. The shoot was photographed by David Allen and features the pulchritudinous Queen of the stocking top Helena Bianca. The location: Dashiell Hammett’s apartment—yes that Dashiell Hammett, and it doesn’t get much cooler than that Crimeziners.

The tenth Noir City film festival takes place at the Castro Theatre San Francisco January 20-29 2012

The Distance

Eddie Muller is the Founder and President of the Noir Film Foundation, he is a Frisco fellah through and through and obsessed with all things Noir, He is also a boxing nut and his first novel The Distance  is a get in the ring show piece of all his obsessions.

When it was released in 2002 The Distance won The Shamus Award from The Private Eye Writers of America and the Gumshoe Award from Mystery Ink as best first novel.

The novel set in 1948, revolves around Billy Nichols AKA Mr Boxing, a hack and hustler struggling to get the inside scoop as ringside regular. But life turns sour when he stumbles on a crime scene: Heavyweight slugger Hack Escalante has killed his manager and Nichols has to think fast…

This book is dark and atmospheric, a true Noir thriller in every sense of the word, the narrative will hold you and the retro crime esthetic will have you chuckling into your Jack Daniel’s with unmitigated delight.

Crimeziners should hook up with Eddie Muller and the distance today. Ding, ding, Round one…