Love is Strange at “Oscar® Noir”

Beverly Hills, CA (June 22, 2010) — “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” (1946), in which Kirk Douglas made his film debut, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The film will be introduced by screenwriter Robin Swicord (“Little Women,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”).

Robert Rossen wrote the screenplay for this romantic thriller starring Barbara Stanwyck in the title role of a woman made wealthy by a murder she committed in her youth. The film earned an Oscar® nomination for Writing – Original Motion Picture Story (Jack Patrick).

At 7 p.m. the UPA noir cartoon short “Rooty Toot Toot” (1951) and the episode “Lens of Death” from the 1941 serial “Adventures of Captain Marvel” will be screened as part of the evening’s pre-feature program.

“Oscar Noir” is a summer-long series featuring 15 film noir classics from the 1940s, all of which were nominated in writing categories. Including “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers,” there are nine screenings remaining in the series. A complete list of films can be found at http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2010/noir.html.

Tickets to individual evenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. They may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

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For more information, contact

Tarrah Curtis
tcurtis@oscars.org

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