Sunday, August 22, 2010

Urban Noir/LA-NY on the Big Screen

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences presents

Helen K. Garber's Urban Noir/LA-NY

Oscar Noir Film Festival

Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA

August 23, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

The HD Projection combines the night urban landscapes of photographer Helen K. Garber, pulp fiction text using the city as character and original jazz music composed and performed by John Beasley. Taka Aria, Pathfinder Pictures, designed and edited the production.

Authors quoted include Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane, Michael Connelly, Ray Bradbury, Dorothy B. Hughes and Denise Hamilton. Abigail Lewis researched and edited the NY text. ©2009

This will be the first time that the projection will be shown in HD. An earlier version premiered in 2007 at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY as part of a one-woman installation of Helen's work. John Beasley scored the music and performed the work at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles in 2009.

The program begins at 6:30 pm and features a cartoon, short and the main feature, noir classic, Kiss of Death, starring Richard Widmark.

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Along These Lines ... said...

I'd walk a mile over broken glass in bare feet to watch a Robert Benchley short. Priceless!

Terry said...

When will the awards be announced here?

Robert Benchley Society

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