Press Release from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
This summer the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will offer "Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood's Dark Side" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. This 15-title screening series kicks off with The Maltese Falcon, introduced by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Larry Kasdan, on May 10.
All features start at 7:30 pm and will be preceded at 7:00 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 Coughlan 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.
Here is the schedule of features and cartoons:
May 10 - The Maltese Falcon (How to Be a Goofy Detective, '52)
May 17 - Shadow of a Doubt (Showdown, '42, featuring Superman)
May 24 - Laura (Flora, '48)
June 7 - Double Indemnity (Trouble Indemnity, '50, featuring Mr. Magoo)
June 14 - Mildred Pierce (The Super Snooper, '52, featuring Daffy Duck)
June 21 - The Killers (Who Killed Who, '43)
June 28 - The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (Rooty Toot Toot, '51)
July 12 - The Dark Mirror (Boston Quackie '57, featuring Daffy Duck)
July 19 - The Blue Dahlia (Donald's Crime, '45, featuring Donald Duck)
July 26 - The Stranger (The Cuckoo Clock, '50)
August 2 - Body and Soul (The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, '46, featuring Daffy Duck)
August 9 - Crossfire (Mother Hubba Hubba Hubbard, '47)
August 16 - A Double Life (Bad Luck Blackie, '49)
August 23 - Kiss of Death (The Last Hungry Cat, '61, featuring Tweety and Sylvester)
August 30 - White Heat (Golden Yeggs, '50, featuring Daffy Duck)
Updated information about participants/panelists will be available on Oscars.org.
Free parking for all screenings is available at 8920 Wilshire Blvd. (entrance on La Peer) or 9025 Wilshire Blvd. (entrance on Wetherly).