Why is this man smiling? Because it's Noir City Austin at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz in Austin! All weekend long the Drafthouse is screening classic film noir - black and white, dark plot and characters, not a single happy ending in any of them! The event is a production of the Film Noir Foundation and hosted by Eddie Muller, the foundation's founder and a leading film noir historian. It is awesome seeing these 35mm films brought back to life on the Alamo's big screen. A lot of these films can't be seen any other way because they were long forgotten in storage and never released to DVD or otherwise digitally reproduced. I caught "Street of Chance" last night and hope to catch a couple more films over the weekend. Catch a flick or two this weekend while you can.