May 17-May 20, 2023
The Fest for Fans and Filmmakers
You like post-WWII American crime dramas? Cynical heroes? Stark lighting? With a little existentialism thrown in? Welcome to the 2nd annual Dallas Noir Fest! Presented by Dallas Classic Film Festival (501c3 pending) and produced by Torfoot Studios, this three-day celebration of noir films and filmmaking will be packed with classic examples of the genre, panel discussions, book signings and parties.
All films will be shown at the newly opened Violet Crown Uptown Dallas so you can see them as they were meant to be seen – on the big screen with big sound and a big tub of buttered popcorn. And all proceeds will benefit The Harry Ransom Center’s Film Collection.
Violet Crown Cinemas
Violet Crown opened its first location in downtown Austin in 2011 with a focus on hospitality and art films and has since expanded to Santa Fe, Charlottesville, and now Dallas. Violet Crown aims to provide the best cinema experience possible with five auditoriums featuring digital cinema projection, state-of-the-art sound, and luxury reclining seating. The cinema offers traditional cinema concessions, a kitchen serving made-to-order food with a rotating selection of craft beer, wine, and kegged cocktails. Free parking is available in the garage at 3699 McKinney Avenue located next to the cinema.