Wild River

Elia Kazan, 110 mins, USA, 1960, 35mm. Source: Fox. Courtesy: Fox.

Wild River
Wild River

Montgomery Clift stars as a New Deal administrator sent by Washington to persuade a stubborn, elderly Tennessee woman (Jo Van Fleet) to sell her land before it is flooded for a hydroelectric project.

Filmed in CinemaScope, this careful period reconstruction was shot on location not far from where Kazan had worked as assistant director on his first film, the pro-union short People of the Cumberland.

Lee Remick reunites with the director to play the love interest, the old woman's granddaughter. While the film was not initially a critical or box office success, its stature has grown over time and it was added to the US National Film Registry in 2002.

Dates   Wed 15 Feb 2012, 7pm
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