The Museum of Fine Arts is at it again, with another series of great movies that we just can’t pass up. Each movie in the “Movies Houstonians Love” is hand selected by a notable Houstonian. This is the second to last movie in the series, with a broad range of time period and topic, i.e. from “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” to “Moneyball.” Tonight’s movie will be presented by famous Texan Philanthropist, Lynn Wyatt. Her selection? A 1940’s, black and white movie simply titled, “Laura.”

LauraA detective (Dana Andrews) investigating the murder of Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) finds himself falling in love with her painted portrait. “One of the most stylish and moody film noirs ever made, Laura is characterized by shadowy, dream-like, high-contrast black-and-white cinematography, and smart dialogue in a quick succession of scenes. It presents the recognizably poignant and haunting signature theme music, and a decadent and morally corrupt group of upper-class society types. A lobby poster dramatically declared: ‘The story of a love that became the most fearful thing that ever happened to a woman.’” —

The film begins at 7pm tonight at the Brown Theatre (downstairs) in the Caroline Wiess Law Building  at 1001 Bissonnet. Ticket prices range from free to $9.00. Lynn will introduce the movie and hopefully be available for q&a following.


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