“The Stranger” Comes to “Oscar® Noir”
Beverly Hills, CA (July 20, 2010) — “The Stranger” (1946), directed by and starring Orson Welles, 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 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The film will be introduced by screenwriter Ted Griffin (“Ocean’s Eleven,” “Matchstick Men”).
Victor Trivas earned an Academy Award® nomination for Original Motion Picture Story, and Anthony Veiller wrote the screenplay for this topical thriller about the hunt for a Nazi war criminal in suburban America.
At 7 p.m. MGM Tex Avery cartoon short “The Cuckoo Clock” (1950) and the episode “Dead Man’s Trap” 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 Stranger,” there are six 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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