East of Eden
Loosely based on the second half of John Steinbecks 1952 novel (which took its name from the biblical land that served as Cains exile), this 1955 gut-wrencher stars James Dean in his first major motion picture and in his most compelling role. As sensitive, temperamental Cal, Dean yearns for lovethe love of his father (who prefers his twin brother Aron) and the love of Arons girl Abra (Julie Harris)and to understand why his mother, who runs the town brothel, abandoned him and his brother when they were infants. Filmed in picturesque Mendocino County and the Salinas Valley, theres nothing much better than this gorgeous, tragic classic on the big screenso dont miss it!
Sun., Feb. 27, 6 p.m.; Mon., Feb. 28, 8 p.m.; Thu., March 3, 8 p.m., 2011
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