Film Series: “East of Eden”

EAST OF EDEN
1955. USA. Dir: Elia Kazan. With James Dean, Julie Harris. 115 min.

East of Eden

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
TIME: 8PM
PLACE: Goldsmith Family Cinema
FREE

2 thoughts on “Film Series: “East of Eden”

  1. johnwesley

    My personal favorite among Kazan’s work. Watch for the departing lettuce train/depot pan shot. Don’t say it, show it, indeed.

  2. johnwesley

    My personal favorite among Kazan’s work. Watch for the departing lettuce train/depot pan shot. Don’t say it, show it, indeed.

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