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Event: 'East Of Eden' Print
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Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Duration: 2 Hours 15 Minutes

(1955) Classic adaptation of the second part of John Steinbeck novel set in 1919 northern California with Cain and Abel overtones, as an alienated young man (James Dean) poignantly tries to connect with his distant father (Raymond Massey) with the sympathetic support of the girlfriend (Julie Harris) of his brother (Richard Davalos), while tracking down the mother (Oscar-winning Jo Van Fleet) he thought had died long ago, but now runs a house of ill repute. Masterful director Elia Kazan elicits fine performances from Dean (in his first major role), and the rest of the cast. (A-III – adults) TCM (cable)