Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 22: Mon Jun 7

The James Dean Story (Altman, 1957): BFI Southbank, NFT2,  8.50pm

This 35mm presentation is part of the Robert Altman season at BFI Southbank.

BFI introduction:
After an inauspicious first feature (The Delinquents, which Altman preferred not to be screened), he co-directed this rather poetic documentary portrait of the life and character of the star and cult hero who had recently died. It has illuminating interviews, well-chosen clips (including a stunning outtake from East of Eden) and crisp monochrome camerawork depicting the bleak landscape of Dean’s youth.

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