NOIR CITY X: LAURA / BEDELIA
The price of admission gets you in for the double bill. Please note that ANY ticket you purchase (for either the 3 or 7 p.m. shows) will get you into ANY show on this day. Although if you definitely plan to attend the evening show, please go ahead and purchase the 7 p.m. ticket so we can anticipate attendance!
3:00, 5:00, 9:00
(1944, 20th Century-Fox, 88 min.)
The most celebrated movie mystery of all time is, as a bonus, one of the most elegantly perverse films ever produced. Caspary's story, about a detective (Dana Andrews) who falls in love with a murder victim (Gene Tierney), becomes a lustrous banquet of great performances, direction, Oscar-winning cinematography, and one unforgettable theme song. Utterly mesmerizing. Screenplay by Jay Dratler, based on the Vera Caspary novel. Directed by Otto Preminger.
(1946, General Film Distributors / BFI, 90 min.)
Caspary's much-anticipated follow-up to Laura is hardly known, as the author's bitterness toward Hollywood led her to make the film in England. Margaret Lockwood, queen of British femme fatales, stars as a beguiling woman whom men will literally die for. The rare 35-mm print of this neglected gem comes courtesy of the British Film Institute, and is allowed one screening only. Screenplay by Vera Caspary, Herbert Victor, Isadore Goldsmith. Directed by Lance Comfort.
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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