Leave Her to Heavenâ€to Color Academy Screen
Beverly Hills, CA (rushprnews) April 3, 2007â€” The 1945 noir tale of the wicked and murderous Ellen Berent will unfold in Technicolor drama at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesâ€™ screening of â€œLeave Her to Heavenâ€ on Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
Set in the wilderness of Maine and New Mexico, â€œLeave Her to Heavenâ€ stars Gene Tierney as a jealous wife willing to commit crimes of passion to guarantee her future with her husband (Cornel Wilde). In Ellenâ€™s defense, her mother, played by Mary Philips, can only say, â€œThereâ€™s nothing wrong with Ellen. Itâ€™s just that she loves too much.â€
â€œLeave Her to Heavenâ€ earned Academy AwardÂ® nominations for Actress (Tierney), Color Art Direction (Lyle Wheeler, Maurice Ransford, Thomas Little) and Sound Recording (20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, Thomas T. Moulton, sound director). Cinematographer Leon Shamroy won the OscarÂ® for Color Cinematography.
This Gold Standard Series screening will premiere a new restoration by 20th Century Fox and the Academy Film Archive with funding from The Film Foundation.
Tickets to â€œLeave Her to Heavenâ€ are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Seats are unreserved.
The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Free parking is provided in the garages located at 8920 and 9025 Wilshire Boulevard. For additional information, call (310) 247-3600.
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