A Place in the Sun

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 AT 7:30pm | FREE ADMISSION (Suggested donation: $5)

Celebrate the centennial anniversary of Hollywood legends Montgomery Clift and Shelly Winters at this FREE Essential Cinema screening of the classic 1951 drama, A Place in the Sun!

“Remarkable!  Every second of this noir masterpiece is gripping, and the chemistry between Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor is utterly thrilling.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

In the first of his three iconic screen pairings with Elizabeth Taylor, Oscar-nominated Montgomery Clift (in perhaps his most famous role) stars as George Eastman, the ambitious but poor nephew of a wealthy industrialist, who takes an entry-level job in his uncle’s factory. Soon he starts dating his dowdy co-worker Alice (Oscar-nominated Shelley Winters), then promptly sets his sights on high-society debutante Angela Vickers (Taylor). But Alice will not go so quietly into that dark night, especially when she discovers she is pregnant with George’s baby, leading to a tangled web of deceit and disaster. Masterfully crafted by filmmaker George Stevens, this searing adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s classic novel An American Tragedy has lost none of its power—or smoldering romance—in the seven decades since it was first released. Winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography. (Dir. by George Stevens, 1951, USA, 122 mins., Not Rated)