Maine in the Movies: Leave Her to Heaven
Maine in the Movies celebrates Maine's Bicentennial through film. This movie festival spans across 17 Maine cities and showcases 35 films that were set in Maine.
"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" - Criterion Collection.
The film, based on the novel by Searsmont, Maine-based novelist Ben Ames Williams, will be introduced by the author's grandson, Tim Williams.
New 75th anniversary 2K digital restoration by Twentieth Century Fox, the Academy Film Archive, and The Film Foundation.
Presented in partnership with the Maine Historical Society, Colby College Special Collections, and the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.
7:00 - 9:00 pm