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NWFC Top Down Film Festival: Laura

Community Events
Rooftop, PSU Parking Structure TWO
Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 8:00 PM (PT)

Thursday, July 25, 8 pm

Laura, US, 1944

English

dir. Otto Preminger (88 mins., film noir)

Join us for our 15th annual program of cinema under the stars and city views. Doors open at 7 pm each night with food and beverages available for purchase. Music begins at 8 pm and films begin at dusk. Entry for advance ticket holders is guaranteed until 8:30 pm. Advance tickets ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee entry after 8:30 pm.

Widely hailed as one of the most influential and expertly crafted film noirs ever made, Laura is also one of the greatest products to come out of the classical Hollywood studio system. The film was produced under difficult conditions at 20th Century Fox under the supervision of legendary producer Darryl F. Zanuck, who held a long-standing grudge against director Otto Preminger. Despite these difficulties, however, the film became an immediate critical and box office smash upon release. Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney), a young advertising executive, turns up dead one evening and cavalier New York City detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) is assigned to the case. McPherson begins investigating those closest to Laura, including her mentor, eccentric dandy Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb), and her fiance´, soft-spoken southerner Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price). The investigation leads McPherson through Laura’s diaries and letters as well as a series of rose-tinted stories recounted by Waldo, Shelby, and others—all of whom have something to hide. Against the jaded cop’s best instincts, he finds himself falling in love with a ghost... watched over all the while by the haunting and transcendent portrait of Laura hanging on her living room wall. Winner of the 1945 Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

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Ticket TypePriceQuantity
General Public
$12.50
ANY Student
$11.50
Senior (62+)
$11.50

Event Location
1724 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201

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