Hotel Noir

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Hotel Noir
Hotel Noir.jpg
Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez
Produced by Steve Bing
Sebastian Gutierrez
Zach Schwartz
Written by Sebastian Gutierrez
Music by Robin Hannibal
Mathieu Schreyer
Cinematography Cale Finot
Edited by Lisa Bromwell
John Wesley Whitton
Release date
  • October 9, 2012 (2012-10-09)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Hotel Noir is a 2012 crime film directed and written by Sebastian Gutierrez. The film stars Carla Gugino and Rufus Sewell. The film was released at Video on demand on October 9, 2012 in USA. It was relaunched in 2016 in color, with the name City of Sin.


Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.



Through a Kickstarter campaign, the film received funding for an independently-released theatrical run as well as through Video On Demand.[1] The film premiered in Los Angeles on September 27, 2012[2] in addition to having a LACMA screening two days prior.[3]

It was released in the United States through Video On Demand services on October 9, 2012. It opened in New York at the Cinema Village on October 12, 2012.[4] Following this, the film received various runs in select cities nationwide through a partnership with Gathr Films.[5]

Kickstarter backers for the film began receiving their exclusive DVD/BR releases on January 10, 2013. A limited-run soundtrack was also released.

The film also screened at the Warsaw Film Festival in Poland on October 12, 2012, as well as receiving international home releases in Germany and Australia.

In late 2016, the United States distribution rights to the film were picked up by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, which re-released the film in Color on January 3, 2017 under the title City of Sin.[6]


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