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Directed by Otto Preminger

1944

USA

B/W

88 minutes

Showtimes

Introduced by Lynn Wyatt, founding chair, MFAH film committee

The audience is invited to a reception in the museum galleries following the screening

A 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.’” —www.filmsite.org

Lynn Wyatt is a well-known Houston socialite, philanthropist, style icon, and third-generation Texan. Wyatt serves in various roles for many organizations, including as lifetime trustee of the Star of Hope Mission for the Homeless, vice chairman of the Houston Grand Opera, member of the Alley Theater executive committee, founding trustee of the MFAH Film Department, member of the executive committee for the Houston Ballet, chairman emeritus for the Brilliant Lecture Series International Youth Leadership Program, honorary director for the American Hospital in Paris, and founding trustee for the Princess Grace Foundation USA.