Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 112: Sun Apr 24

East of Eden (Kazan, 1955): Castle Cinema, 2pm

This 16mm presentation by the Cine-Real team is also being screened on April 28th. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
John Steinbeck’s painful biblical allegory—Genesis replayed in Monterey, California, circa 1917—is more palatable on the screen, thanks to the down-to-earth performances of James Dean as Cal/Cain and Richard Davalos as Aron/Abel. Elia Kazan directed this 1955 feature, a little drunk with the possibilities of baroque camera angles. The opening scenes in the ice house, though, are very good. Julie Harris, Burl Ives, and Raymond Massey and Jo Van Fleet (as an aging Adam and Eve) also star.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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