James Dean's final film is a powerful, groundbreaking tale of teenage delinquency and generational conflict. Although Dean is the undeniable star of the movie, Griffith Observatory has a major role as the key location and currently displays a bust of Dean to mark this connection. Introduced by E. J. Stephens, Hollywood historian and co-author of Griffith Park (Images of America).
Directed by Nicholas Ray | Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, and Sal Mineo | Screened in 35mm
This ongoing series explores the wide range of movies that can be considered Westerns, and the ways in which they shape our understanding of the American West. Each screening includes a guest lecturer who will introduce the film and explains its significance in the genre.