Held annually in Palm Springs during the second weekend of May each year, the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival brings together cinephiles, actors, and writers with a passion for classic film noir in our beautiful desert domain for 4 days and nights of movie screenings, a fancy opening night gala, and question and answer sessions related to one of the greatest genres of movies ever made. Read on below for more information!
Named for mystery author and Palm Springs resident Arthur Lyons, the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival takes place over the course of the second Thursday through Sunday of every May. The festival often begins with an opening night gala and an initial film noir screening, with each day of the festival showcasing 3 to 4 film screenings and at least one post screening discussion with a different special guest each day. The films showed by the festival range from iconic to obscure, with many of the films not available on DVD or being displayed in a restored format for the first time.
The festival takes place at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, previously known as the Camelot Theatres, located at 2300 E. Baristo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262. You can also reach the event organizers by phone at (760) 325-6565.