Here’s an Oscar truism – the best actress race is a young woman’s game. Since 2000, Sandra Bullock and Helen Mirren are the only women over 40 who have won the award. (For comparison’s sake, the best actor award went to a man over 40 six times in that span).
Why are we talking about this? Because Black Swan opens next Friday, and Natalie Portman is getting all kinds of buzz for her portrayal of a disturbed ballerina. Portman’s already been nominated in the supporting category once (Closer), and she seems to be a lock for a lead actress nomination this year.
This is where you come in. You can be the judge of Natalie’s worthiness on Tuesday night during a free screening of Black Swan at 7:30 at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas UPDATE – Screening is at the Magnolia Theater in Dallas. All you have to do is go here and enter the promo code ARTSEELRP8. Print off your pass and head over to the Angelika EARLY – seating is first come, first served. And this looks like one you don’t want to miss.