LAURA: 70th Anniversary Screening of the Film Noir Classic
Join Foster Hirsch, "Dean of Film Noir," for a special 70th Anniversary screening of Otto Preminger's classic Laura, and double book-signing of Hirsch's must-have The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir, and his definitive biography, Otto Preminger: the Man Who Would Be King.
Members $10/Public $15
With CAC Film Noir Expert Foster Hirsch, plus Reception,
Double Book-signing & Live Noir-era Music!
Reigning high among the pantheon of classic Film Noir along with Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard and The Maltese Falcon, Otto Preminger's mysterious,
star-studded classic features the exotically beautiful Gene Tierney as elusive Laura Hunt, supposedly murdered by a shotgun blast to the face, rendering her body unidentifiable.
Arriving to investigate, cynical Police Detective Dana Andrews - haunted by the famous portrait with which the film opens - begins to fall in love with the dead
woman, only to be jolted when the real Laura suddenly returns. The peerless Clifton Webb makes his brilliant film debut as waspish columnist Waldo Lydecker, Laura's
arrogant, possessive mentor, bitterly jealous of the all-too-smooth Vincent Price,socialite Dame Judith Anderson's handsome, smarmy gigolo. But if Laura is alive, then who is the murder victim - and who is the killer?
USA, 1944, 88 min., Black & White, Unrated, DCP | Director: Otto Preminger.
Curated by Jud Newborn, CAC's Curator of Special Programs
Cinema Arts Centre (View)
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Huntington, NY 11743
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