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An Academy Salute to Noël Coward - Double Features

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An Academy Salute to Noël Coward

Saturday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater

BRIEF ENCOUNTER (1945)
Starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. Directed by David Lean. Produced by Noël Coward. Screenplay by David Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan and Ronald Neame, based on the one-act play Still Life by Coward. Cineguild. 35mm. 86 minutes. Print courtesy of the British Film Institute and MGM.

Coward’s classic film presents the story of two married people, a housewife and a doctor, whose weekly meetings in a railway station café lead to a frustrated love. The screenplay and the play on which it was based were the inspiration for the recent new stage production hailed by critics and audiences alike in New York, San Francisco and Minneapolis.

Academy Award nominee (1946): Actress (Celia Johnson), Directing (David Lean), Writing (David Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allen, Ronald Neame)


IN WHICH WE SERVE (1942)
Directed by Noël Coward and David Lean. Produced by Coward. Screenplay by Coward. Two Cities Films. 35mm. 91 minutes. Print courtesy of the British Film Institute and MGM.

Noël Coward co-directed this inspirational wartime film with David Lean, in addition to writing, producing, composing the musical score and starring as Captain Kinross. As the survivors of the sinking of the British destroyer HMS Torrin cling to a life raft, their stories are told in flashback.

Academy Award winner (1942): Special Award to Noël Coward for his outstanding production achievement

Academy Award nominee (1943): Outstanding Motion Picture (Two Cities), Writing–Original Screenplay (Noël Coward)



Sunday, April 18th 7:00 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater

BITTER SWEET (1929)
Presentation of rare, newly reassembled footage from Noël Coward’s 1929 production of Bitter Sweet at His Majesty’s Theatre, London. Introduced by exhibition guest curator Brad Rosenstein. Footage and commentary, 50 minutes. Courtesy of British Pathé.


Followed at 8:00 p.m. by a screening of:

BLITHE SPIRIT (1945)
Directed by David Lean. Produced by Noël Coward. Screenplay by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allen, based on the play by Coward. Noël Coward-Cineguild; Two Cities Films. 35mm. 96 minutes. Print courtesy of the British Film Institute and MGM.

Charles Condomine (Rex Harrison) and his second wife Ruth (Constance Cummings) are befuddled by the appearance of his late wife’s ghost, Elvira (Kay Hammond) following a séance staged by medium Madame Arcati (Margaret Rutherford).

Academy Award winner (1946): Special Effects (Thomas Howard)


Tickets:
General Admission – $5
Academy members and students with a valid ID – $3 (limit 2)

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Where:
Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

Contact Info (310) 247-3600



 

Genre:

Classic Hollywood