A classic John Steinbeck novel becomes a classic film directed by Elia Kazan. With James Dean, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey and an Oscar-winning performance by Jo Van Fleet as a madam with ties to Dean's family.
A variation of Cain and Abel, this is the story of a wayward young man (James Dean) who, while seeking his own identity, competes against his brother – the favored son – for the affection of their deeply religious father. This is the first of three films in which Dean played the male lead, and the only one released during his short lifetime.
Reception and informal discussion follows the screening with Barry Paris, long time Pittsburgh Post Gazette movie critic. Co-sponsored by PittArts.
Meet in lobby before film screening @ 7pm.