The 1975 neo-noir classic, FAREWELL MY LOVELY, will open this year's nineteenth edition of the popular Arthur Lyons’ Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs. The film, which is based on the 1940 Raymond Chandler novel of the same name, had previously been adapted for film in 1944 as MURDER, MY SWEET.
Directed by Dick Richards and starring Robert Mitchum as private detective Phillip Marlowe, FAREWELL MY LOVELY was one of several films made during the brief Film Noir revival in the mid-seventies, and, according to many reviewers at the time, was one of, if not the best of the so called Neo Noir genre. The film also stars Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Jack O'Halloran, Sylvia Miles and Harry Dean Stanton, and features an early screen appearance by Sylvester Stallone. Jack O’Halloran(Moose Malloy) will attend the screening and participate in a Q&A with Producer and Host, Alan K. Rode after the film.
Tickets are on sale now for the festival and can be purchased online or at the Historic Camelot Theatres box office. All access passes include entry into all 2018 Arthur Lyons’ Film Noir Festival screenings as well as the 2018 Opening Night Party. All screenings will be held at the Camelot Theatres inside the Palm springs Cultural Center. For a complete listing of the films and show times please visit us online at http://arthurlyonsfilmnoir.org/
Farewell My Lovely
May 10 – 13, 2018
Palm Springs Cultural Center (Formerly Camelot Theatres)
2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs CA
Tickets Available Online and Box Office
FAREWELL MY LOVELY
Set against a seamy backdrop of police corruption, cheap hotel rooms, illegal gambling and jewel trafficking. Private detective Philip Marlowe has been hired by surly ex-convict, Moose Malloy (Jack O’Halloran), to find his old girlfriend (and lounge singer/dancer/hooker) Velma, whom he hasn't seen in seven years. At the same time, Marlowe is investigating the murder of a client who was a victim of blackmail, and handling a ransom exchange for a stolen necklace (which gets him knocked out and framed for murder). As the body count mounts, Marlowe survives attempts on his life, which include being drugged and held captive by a psychotic brothel madam named Frances Amthor (Kate Murtough) and her thugs. The action comes to a head with a shootout on a gambling boat off the L.A. coast.