Trailer of the Day: Original Sin

Original Sin

“Few American writers have inspired more filmmakers than Cornell Woolrich, who wrote under the aliases George Hopley and William Irish. His short story ‘It Had to Be Murder’ became Alfred Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW, and his novel WALTZ INTO DARKNESS was adapted first by François Truffaut as MISSISSIPPI MERMAID and, more recently, by Cristofer as ORIGINAL SIN. The plots of both versions initially correspond: a merchant (here Luis Vargas, played by Antonio Banderas) wants to marry a simple woman, while hiding from her his immense fortune. But the girl (Angelina Jolie) has her own agenda. Along the way, Cristofer (also the screenwriter) adds some plot twists of his own. Reading the novel, one feels the strength of Woolrich’s myth, but the director innovates beyond.”—PF (116 mins.)

ORIGINAL SIN screens on Wednesday, June 5 at 7p.m. in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our Literature Into Film series.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

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