Director Nicholas Ray (1911–1979) is honored with a three-night series of his films, starting with this James Dean classic.
Director Nicholas Ray’s mythic saga of teen disobedience and alienation in 1950s America made James Dean and co-star Natalie Wood instant cultural icons. Ray’s use of color and the Cinemascope screen remains groundbreaking, rivaling Hitchcock for striking frame compositions and bold symbolism. Co-starring Sal Mineo, Jim Backus and Dennis Hopper, and featuring the Griffith Park Observatory. "...The film still breathes like a hurt, brooding animal. It's an indelible vision of a pretty 1950s America with a searing crack in it … a movie so audacious it can only be poetry, a kind of cinematic free verse…" - Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
Films in this Series at the Aero
General Admission$11.00(unless otherwise noted)
Cinematheque Members $7.00
Seniors 65+ andStudents with valid ID
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