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New 35mm Print Otto Preminger, 1944

Film History 101

As our film heritage becomes more and more digitized, it is harder and harder for audiences to see important films in the manner in which they were originally meant to be presented: in a theater, on film, with an audience. Film History 101 is our modest attempt to keep this tradition alive. Once a month, we'll present a selection that transcends "classic" status to that of "essential"—films that are widely recognized as among the greatest the art of moving pictures has to offer.


Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Tue, Apr 24, 2012 7 PM

In Otto Preminger’s film noir classic Laura, a police detective (Dana Andrews) finds himself smitten with a murdered woman (Gene Tierney), captivated by her painted portrait and the testimony of those closest to her.

A shocking twist midway causes him to rethink his entire investigation! Also with Vincent Price, Judith Anderson, and Clifton Webb. (88 mins, 35mm)

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Temporary closure

Wexner Center for the Arts

Due to an ongoing investigation, the Wexner Center will be closed to the public on Monday. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will update this space and our Facebook page as new information is released.