Nov. 29: Laura


Laura
Nov. 29, 9:10 p.m.
Otto Preminger, 1944
Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb

City Cinema; Admission $10
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.

”To say anything more about the specifics of the plot would be a disservice to those who’ve yet to see the movie, but suffice it to say that what begins as a murder mystery soon becomes something else entirely, a kind of coldly romantic psychological thriller. From it’s wicked-smart dialogue and whiplash twists to David LaShelle’s Academy Award-winning cinematography and Otto Preminger’s objective staging—his wide, open mis-en-scene never dictates how we should feel about the characters—Laura is all-around masterful and one of most iconic noir films of the 1940s.” Casey Broadwater

Academy Awards for the Best Cinematography.

In 1999, Laura was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. The American Film Institute named it one of the 10 best mystery films of all time. It also appears on Roger Ebert’s “Great Movies” series.

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