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Film Noir Blogathon round-up

A few weeks ago we asked film bloggers around the globe to consider participating in our Film Noir Blogathon, an excuse to discuss the genre just as we re-release 1946’s Gilda to selected UK cinemas.

We had a great response on Twitter to the idea, with dozens of tweets about our followers’ favourite film noirs, and we even listed another five must-see noirs that should be watched by anyone with an interest in the murkier side of old Hollywood.

We’ve had some fantastic posts written as part of the Blogathon and expect more as the day and weekend goes on – feel free to let us know in the comments below if we missed anyone out.

Here are the first few to come our way:

Let us know if we’ve missed yours, we’ll add to the list above as and when they come in.

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New Gilda poster to accompany cinema re-release

To accompany our upcoming cinema re-release of the 1946 film noir classic, Gilda, we’ve produced a brand new poster for display in cinema lobbies, featuring an iconic image of the stunning Rita Hayworth.

Based on the story by E.A. Ellington, adapted by Jo Eisinger and from a screenplay by Marion Parsonnet, the film stars Glenn Ford as the down-and-out gambler Johnny Farrell, Rita Hayworth in her signature role as the ultimate femme fatale Gilda, and George Macready as her husband Ballin Mundson, a crooked German casino-proprietor.

Gilda will be back in cinemas from Friday 22 July 2011, opening at BFI Southbank, Filmhouse Edinburgh, Irish Film Institute and key cities.

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Now Showing: Friday 10 – Thursday 16 June 2011

Park Circus supplies films for public screening around the world, with titles for the next four weeks listed on our Now Showing page. Each week we highlight a selection coming up in the next seven days.

Director John Huston was known for films which put human nature under the microscope: his 1972 drama, Fat City, which comes to Zurich’s Kino Xenix between Friday 10 and Sunday 12 June, is one such picture. Stacy Keach stars alongside Jeff Bridges in an offbeat boxing drama of which Roger Ebert said “the movie’s edges are filled with small, perfect character performances.”

The 14th Shanghai International Film Festival, which runs Saturday 11 – Sunday 19 June, will screen four Park Circus titles in its impressive line-up: The Best Intentions, Les Miserables, Rain Man and Gilda.

Jim Loach’s Oranges and Sunshine, coming to Germany’s Internationales Filmfest Emden between Saturday 11 – Sunday 19 June, is the true story of Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson), a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia.

Silent British drama, Hindle Wakes, will be showing at Spain’s Institut Catala De Les Industries Culturals on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 June. The 1927 adaptation of Stanley Houghton’s play, considered one of the finest silent films to emerge from the UK, centres on a brief liaison between a young couple which proves scandalous to the pair’s families.

Finally, as part of the BFI’s Jeff Bridges season, Friday 11 and Thursday 16 June sees the cinema screen Bob Rafelson’s 1976 film, Stay Hungry. Bridges stars as a young heir to a fortune who instead decides to help out a local gym, offering The Dude yet another opportunity to display his comic timing. Watch out for an appearance from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Use our Find a Screening search to see what’s showing near you.

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