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FILM SCREENINGS

  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946. USA. William Wyler. 163 min.

Thursday, July 9, 2009, 4:30 p.m.

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  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946. USA. Directed by William Wyler. Screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood. With Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright. “The Best Years of Our Lives was released in 1946, as American servicemen returning from the war struggled with readjustment to civilian life. But the picture isn’t just a dated time capsule. It resonates today, largely because the performances—from Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Frederic March, Teresa Wright, and Harold Russell—are so uniformly superb, and so piercing. Cinematographer Gregg Toland’s framing underscores each character’s sense of isolation and, ultimately, connection” (Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com). NYFCC Best Picture, 1946. 163 min.