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Last minute Gift Idea #1--Otto Preminger series at SAM

We're down to the last precious hours of holiday shopping. If you're scrambling for the film fan on your list, we have something that might literally be the ticket. We recommend you purchase a pass to Seattle Art Museum's film series THE ART OF LIVING: FILMS BY OTTO PREMINGER. On Thursdays starting January 6th, the movie lover in your life can either expand his/her cinematic horizons or relive old favorites with nine of the filmmakers' best. Here's the pitch from SAM: Viennese expatriate producer-director-actor Otto Preminger (1906-86), known for both his temperamental bluster and well-mannered courtliness, masterfully portrays the flawed, and magnificent human condition on film. A champion of free expression, Preminger broke the Hollywood censorship code and the blacklist, and the Old World modernist teamed with (among others) Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda, Kim Novak, Jean Seberg, Deborah Kerr, James Stewart, Charles Laughton and Noel Coward to show us the art of living. Here's the lineup: January 6--LAURA (1944) Starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, and Vincent Price. January 13--DAISY KENYON (1947) Starring Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda, and Ruth Warrick.
January 20--WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (1950) Starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, and Karl Malden.
January 27--THE MOON IS BLUE (1953) Starring William Holden, David Niven, and Maggie McNamara. February 17--THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM (1955) Starring Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, and Kim Novak. February 24--BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958) Starring Deborah Kerr, David Niven, and Jean Seberg.
March 3--ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959) Starring James Stewart, Lee Remick, and Ben Gazzara. March 10--ADVISE & CONSENT (1962) Starring Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Walter Pidgeon, Gene Tierney, and many more... March 17--BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING (1965) Starring Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, and The Zombies! All nine films will be shown in glorious 35mm film in the Plestcheef Auditorium inside the Seattle Art Museum in downtown Seattle. Series passes are available at the SAM box office or here at Scarecrow. They are $62 for SAM, SIFF, Northwest Film Forum, and Film School members and $67 for the general public.

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