America, America

Unclassified 18+
Elia Kazan, 168 mins, USA, 1963, 35mm, B&W. Source: UCLA. Courtesy: UCLA.

America, America
America, America

Kazan's monumental and intimate account of one immigrant's journey to America in the late 19th century is a passionate, sometimes brutal, poetic and deeply felt homage to the often fanciful dream of America.

Full of fascinating insights into Greek-Turkish cultural life and breathtakingly shot on location by Haskell Wexler, it stands as Kazan's crowning achievement, a gestalt masterpiece that draws together key elements of the director's dramatic contribution to the cinema and his family biography.

An often undervalued landmark of American cinema, it was a major influence on New Hollywood. Starring the remarkable Stathis Giallelis.


Wed 8 Feb 2012, 8.10pm

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