Founded in 2000 by the local writer, noir enthusiast, and former Palm Springs City Council Member, Arthur Lyons, the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival now draws Film Noir enthusiasts to Palm Springs from cities throughout Southern California, nationwide, from Canada, and even from Great Britain.
The Palm Springs Cultural Center took the Festival over after Arthur died to ensure that the Festival could continue as a local cultural event. We renamed the event in Arthur’s honor and brought in Alan K. Rode to program, curate and direct it.
Known in the world of Noir for showing the very best of rare Noir classics, the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival is a favorite for fans of this genre. This Festival is one of several in the United States focused on this uniquely American Art Form. The festival regularly screens hard to find films that are not available anywhere else, and draws Film Noir enthusiasts from all over the country.
2024 Film Selections