Eddie Muller: Cocktails with TCM’s “Czar of Noir”
San Francisco is one of the great film noir cities, serving as the setting for classics like Dark Passage and The Lady from Shanghai. So it is only fitting that S.F.’s own Eddie Muller, host of “Noir Alley” on Turner Classic Movies, has emerged as one of the genre’s leading experts and champions. Muller created the successful Noir City film festival series and founded the Film Noir Foundation to save and restore endangered classics. He’s also a cocktail connoisseur (and former S.F. bartender) whose new book Noir Bar contains drinks drawn from and inspired by legendary noir films.
Muller, aka the “Czar of Noir,” joins us to discuss the book, the enduring appeal of film noir, and his work in film restoration. He’ll also share his views on storytelling and cultural preservation in the digital age, and who gets to decide what aspects of our culture are preserved. . . and why.
Join us for a “spirited” conversation with Eddie Muller, over cocktails from the “Noir Bar” (ticket includes one free cocktail).
Photo courtesy the speaker.
French photo by Bev Brosius.
The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
Host, Turner Classic Movies’ "Noir Alley"; Programmer and Hosts, Noir City Film Festival; Founder, Film Noir Foundation
Christine Madrid French
Director of Advocacy & Programs, San Francisco Heritage; Author, The Architecture of Suspense: The Built World in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock—Moderator