“Oscar® Noir” Reflected in “The Dark Mirror”
Beverly Hills, CA (June 29, 2010) — “The Dark Mirror” (1946), in which Olivia de Havilland plays twin sisters suspected of murder, 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, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The film will be introduced by screenwriter John August (“Go,” “Big Fish”).
“The Dark Mirror” earned an Oscar® nomination for Writing – Original Motion Picture Story (Vladimir Pozner). Nunnally Johnson wrote the screenplay and Robert Siodmak, who received a nomination the same year for directing “The Killers,” directed the film.
At 7 p.m. the Oscar-nominated UPA animated short “The Tell Tale Heart” (1953) and the episode “Human Target” 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 Dark Mirror,” there are eight 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.
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