The American Cinematheque launches its 8th annual noir festival this Friday and James Ellroy is going to be there. He'll be talking right after Crime Wave, the first half of a double feature. I read someplace that it's one of Ellroy's favorites, and since he borrowed the title for a short story collection, maybe that's true. I can't wait. I've never seen him speak before and I can't think of a better spot than a restored historic theater on seedy old Hollywood Boulevard.
Oh, some design changes around here. Some other news on the horizon, too.