Logan Noir is Coming

“Logan” Gets the Black and White Treatment

Following last year's "Black & Chrome" version of Mad Max: Fury Road, another incredible sequel is getting the bold treatment.

Logan, the final chapter in the story of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, got the best reviews of any X-Men movie, and the film out-grossed both X-Men Origins and The Wolverine. But director James Mangold wanted audiences to see his preferred version in theaters before the movie hits Blu-ray on May 23.

On May 16, only at Alamo Drafthouse theaters across the country, audiences can check out what they're calling Logan Noir, which includes the monochromatic version of the film, along with a stream of a live Q&A with Mangold. Attendees are encouraged to wear all black and white, which can earn them a limited edition poster. Fans might also get their questions answered by Mangold by using the hashtag #AskAlamo on Twitter.

This will be the only time (for now) that the black-and-white version will be shown in theaters, so you'll need to act fast if you want to see this version of Wolverine's one last ride.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.

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