Leave Her To Heaven to be screened in 100 Years of Movies Series
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ROCKLAND — The Strand Theatre’s 2023 film series “100 Years of Movies” presents the film Leave Her To Heaven (1945) on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. The theme for November’s films is “Noir-vember.”
Novelist Richard Harland (Cornel Wilde) seems to have found the perfect woman in Ellen (Gene Tierney), a beautiful socialite who initiates a whirlwind romance and steers him into marriage before he can think twice. Yet the glassy surface of Ellen’s devotion soon reveals monstrous depths, as Richard comes to realize that his wife is shockingly possessive and may be capable of destroying anyone who comes between them.
“A singular Hollywood masterpiece that draws freely from the women’s picture and film noir alike, Leave Her to Heaven boasts elegant direction by melodrama specialist John M. Stahl, blazing Technicolor cinematography by Leon Shamroy, and a chilling performance by Tierney, whose Ellen is a femme fatale unlike any other — a woman whose love is as pure as it is poisonous,” said the Strand, in a news release.
“100 Years of Movies” is part of the Strand Theatre’s yearlong celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2023. Films from every decade the theater has been in operation will be screened, presented with monthly themes. The films were selected to represent the filmmaking style and perspectives of their time; in addition to well-known works, the titles will include lesser-known, high quality releases that have been overlooked as well as films from underrepresented directors. The films were curated by Alicia Malone, a host on Turner Classic Movies (TCM), and Strand House Manager Liz McLeod. Each film will be introduced by Malone or McLeod, or a special guest presenter.
Tickets are $8/General Admission, $7/Strand Members, and will be available at the box office 30 minutes prior to show time.
For more information, visit www.rocklandstrand.com or call (207) 594-0070 EX 3.
The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main St., Rockland.