Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Elia Kazan screening series coming to the Plaza Theatre

Atlanta will get to experience what has drawn attention from the Venice and Telluride Film Festivals: Martin Scorsese's personal documentary tribute to Elia Kazan. The film will be the one and only big-screen viewing of the film. Read the New York Times' review here.

Elia Kazan launched the careers of Marlon Brando, James Dean, Eli Wallach, Eva Marie Saint and Warren Beatty, to name a few. He inspired a generation of filmmakers from Sidney Lumet and John Cassavetes to Arthur Penn and Woody Allen. He favored real locations over sets, unknowns over stars, and realism over convenient genres. He pioneered the use of the "method" in film — bringing sensitivity and understanding of the acting process. Producer George Stevens, Jr. concludes that Kazan's films "changed American moviemaking."

Martin Scorsese, who presented Kazan with his life achievement OSCAR®, counts himself among Kazan's greatest fans. His personal documentary tribute to Kazan, A LETTER TO ELIA, initiates this series of 35mm prints of four Elia Kazan classics.


$10 general admission
$32 Screening Series Pass
Free for Emory Students

September 13, 7:30 PM Double Feature!
Martin Scorsese's A LETTER TO ELIA &
Marlon Brando in VIVA ZAPATA!
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September 20, 7:30 PM
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September 27, 7:30 PM
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October 4, 7:30 PM
Montgomery Clift in WILD RIVER
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4 Week Screening Series: $32 (20% discount)
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Plaza Theatre
1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Atlanta GA 30306

Below is a short documentary about director Elia Kazan based on a 25 page paper written by Joe Baughman for Film History class during the Summer of 2009.