EAST OF EDEN
1955. USA. Dir: Elia Kazan. With James Dean, Julie Harris. 115 min.
Tortured teen Jimmy Dean raises Cain in an effort to gain his father’s love, but the only person who seems to understand him is his brother’s gal. Color and CinemaScope open Kazan to a new range of expression, bringing to screen a melodrama bursting with angst, passion, and lettuce farming. Intro by Lisa Dombrowski, Associate Professor of Film Studies.
DATE: Tonight, November 5th
PLACE: Goldsmith Family Cinema