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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Oscar Noir

Some great classic Noir films will be shown all summer long starting next week with the Maltese Falcon. These classics set up the genre for years. Without them forget ever seeing Sin City or Blade Runner. The Academy Awards people put it together. They're even presenting them in the old style of day by having cartoons and shorts preced the movie. Special guests and new prints of film, also the prices are quite cheap. So get out of the house and set your inner voice to overdrive, constanly explaing what happening around you.

From their site

Perhaps it’s our own dark, cynical and disillusioned times, but it certainly seems that the film noir genre has withstood the test of time in its own uniquely delicious way. A close look at the films from the 1940s sharing noir attributes reveals that the Academy noticed them far more often for their writing than for any other nomination category, suggesting that their firm “foundation” is responsible for their lasting impact.

Fifteen film noir classics from the 1940s, all of which were nominated in the writing categories, will be celebrated in a summer-long screening series, introduced by contemporary screenwriters whose own work reflects the film noir style.

All features will be preceded by a specially selected “noir” cartoon short and, starting May 24, a chapter of the 1941 serial “Adventures of Captain Marvel” starring Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., William Benedict and Louise Currie. Considered by many to be one of the best serials of all time, “Captain Marvel” will be presented in new 35mm prints.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

to get tickets and more info

Series Pass for all 15 films*

General Admission – $30
Academy members and students with a valid ID – $25
Individual Tickets
General Admission – $5
Academy members and students with a valid ID – $3