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November 19, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Elia Kazan’s America, America
America, America. 1963. USA. Directed and written by Elia Kazan

America, America. 1963. USA. Directed and written by Elia Kazan

These notes accompany screenings of Elia Kazan’s America, America on November 20, 21, and 22.

I first wrote about Elia Kazan’s America, America in 1971, at the time of our Kazan retrospective; in 1977 I did a program note on the picture for our Films from the Archives series; and I also had the opportunity to interview Kazan twice during that decade for publication. Read more

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January 2, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Elia Kazan’s East of Eden
James Dean East of Eden. 1955. USA. Directed by Elia Kazan

East of Eden. 1955. USA. Directed by Elia Kazan

These notes accompany screenings of Elia Kazan’s East of Eden on January 2, 3, and 4 in Theater 3.

From a technical standpoint, East of Eden marked a new departure for Elia Kazan (1909–2003) Read more

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August 28, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront. 1954. USA. Directed by Elia Kazan

These notes accompany screenings of Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront on August 29, 30, and 31 in Theater 3.

In Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront, Marlon Brando gives one of the most superb tragicomic performances in the history of the cinema. Read more

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August 2, 2011  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Jean Renoir’s The Southerner

The Southerner

The Southerner. 1945. USA. Directed by Jean Renoir

These notes accompany the screenings of Jean Renoir’s The Southerner on August 3, 4, and 5 in Theater 3.

Jean Renoir (1894–1979) made six films during his American exile—all of them worthy projects—but the consensus is that The Southerner is the best. Read more