If you like your femmes fatale, your men dangerous, and your dialogue cooler than cool, and all in glorious black and white, have I got an indie neo-noir treat for you – Hotel Noir. Starring the sultry Carla Gugino, the quietly sinister-looking Rufus Sewell and other swank actors, the film was produced by Gato Negro films and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez.
This negative-Kelvin cool flick was successfully crowdfunded (and then some) by a Kickstarter.com campaign and screened at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Tuesday, September 25th. It premiered On Demand through some cable providers earlier this week, and will be shown major cities this winter.
Continuing to harness the power of social networking, the producers hope to release the film around the country using Gathr.com to book theaters and other venues to screen the film in smaller cities. Check out the link in the lobby card picture and watch the 10 minute free preview, the trailer, and don’t miss the “How to Speak Noir” video on the Media page. If it’s to your taste, take more than a nibble and see if you can get it screened in your own town!
This dame’s gotta dangle,
PS, darling – full disclosure: Yours Thirstily was a humble low-cost backer of the film, and will receive a DVD and copy of the script for the film for her contribution. It was all worth it to bring word of it to your little screen.