Tuesday, April 29, 2008

David Goodis Film Festival in Berkeley, CA

In a bit of serendipity, the Pacific Film Archive at University of California Berkeley will be showing a series of films based on the works of David Goodis in August, 2008! Based on my article about the filmic adaptations of Goodis's work, I've been invited out to introduce a film. As noted on the schedule below, I'm going to be speaking a bit before Truffaut's SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER. I intend on doing a better job than when I introduced Eddie Muller at the Philly Festival earlier this month.

I'll be flogging this for a few months, just FYI.

Friday, August 1
Dark Passage (Delmer Daves, 1947)
Introduced by Barry Gifford

The Unfaithful (Vincent Sherman, 1947)

Saturday, August 2
Shoot the Piano Player (Francois Truffaut 1960) - Brand New Print!
Introduced by Mike White

Tuesday, August 5
Shoot the Piano Player (Francois Truffaut 1960)

Thursday, August 7
Nightfall (Jacques Tourneur, 1957)
Introduced by Eddie Muller

The Burglar (Paul Wendkos, 1957)
Introduced by Eddie Muller

Sunday, August 10
Descent Into Hell Francis Girod, France, 1986)

Thursday, August 14
The Burglar / Le Casse (Henri Verneuil, France, 1971)

Thursday, August 21
The Professional Man x Two (Directed by Nicholas Kazan & Steven Soderbergh)
Introduced by Nicholas Kazan

And Hope to Die (Rene Clement, France/Canada/U.S., 1972)

Saturday, August 23
Moon in the Gutter (Jean-Jacques Beineix, France, 1983)


Ed said...

Mike, That's fantastic. Wish I could go. How long are you going to stay out there?

Mike White said...

It's going to be one of my whirlwind trips. Leaving Detroit Thursday. Back by 8 A.M. Sunday morning. I'll get in two nights of movies.

LB said...


You are a natural for it! I can think of no one better to present, save DG! Cannot wait to hear how it goes.

Aaron Finestone said...

Dear Mike:

Make sure you retrace the scenes in Dark Passage---especially the office of Dr. Walter Coley. You will look older, but good--like you've lived.

It was good to meet you a NoirCON. I look forward to your blogs from the Goodis film festival.

Mike White said...

I'd hate for the Doc to make me look like a bulldog...

Steve-O said...

Great job, Mike! I mentioned it at Back Alley Noir too... man, if I had the cash I'd go cross country to see a few of them...


Mike White said...

If the tix hadn't been cheap, I'd have not gone. With the price of gas these days, I thought that the airfare would have been outrageous but it really was more than reasonable.

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