noirThe Academy is hosting a Monday night screening series focusing on film noir:

Fifteen film noir classics from the 1940s, all of which were nominated in the writing categories, will be celebrated in a summer-long screening series, introduced by contemporary screenwriters whose own work reflects the film noir style.

I’ll be handling “The Dark Mirror” on July 12. (Olivia de Havilland! Twins! Murder!)

It’s a unique chance to see these films on the big screen, with terrific prints.

Date Film
May 10“The Maltese Falcon,” introduced by Lawrence Kasdan
May 17“Shadow of a Doubt”
May 24“Laura,” introduced by Scott Frank
June 7“Double Indemnity,” introduced by Nicholas Meyer
June 14“Mildred Pierce,” introduced by Callie Khouri
June 21“The Killers,” introduced by Billy Ray
June 28“The Strange Love of Martha Ivers,” introduced by Robin Swicord
July 12“The Dark Mirror,” introduced by John August
July 19“The Blue Dahlia,” introduced by Wesley Strick
July 26“The Stranger”
August 2 “Body and Soul”
August 9 “Crossfire,” introduced by Brian Helgeland
August 16“A Double Life”
August 23“Kiss of Death”
August 30“White Heat”


Tickets are $5, or $30 for the entire series. It may sell out, so if you’re interested, reserve now.