Boulevard Nights Poster Daybill Original Rare 1979 Neo Noir Crime
Rare Daybill Poster.Boulevard Nights is a 1979 American neo noir crime film directed by Michael Pressman. It is about life in East Los Angeles and its street gangs. It concerns two brothers, Raymond (Richard Yniguez) and Chuco (Danny De La Paz). Raymond is 'straight' -- he has a job and is engaged to Shady (Marta DuBois) -- while Chuco is a drug user and gang member who is about to be drawn into a gang war. Boulevard Nights was one of a number of "gang / hood films" released in 1979, along with The Warriors, Walk Proud, The Wanderers and Over the Edge. Fearing a repeat of the gang violence associated with The Warriors, Warner Bros. and the filmmakers tried to distance themselves from that film by saying that Boulevard Nights was not so much a gang film as a "family story" of two brothers "set in a gang environment." However, a week before releasing the film, Warner Bros. still offered theatre owners the option of hiring security at the studio's expense if they felt the need. In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant"