Nov. 18: The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Nov 18, 1:30 p.m., PG
John Ford, 1940, 126 min.
Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine

In 1989, this film was one of the first 25 films to be selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

It was based on John Steinbeck’s 1939 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.

A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

”An outstanding adaptation of an iconic book of dubious merit. John Ford, master of the American Western, takes a 20th century odyssey and portrays it flawlessly. The Grapes of Wrath is harrowing and relentless in the way it attacks the characters and viewers with harsh reality. But it is also a powerful tribute to the grit and perseverance of the salt of the earth.” Aaron Hubbard

Academy Awards:

Best Supporting Actress, Jane Darwell as Ma Joad.
Best Director, John Ford.

$10 at the door or on ($5 for children Under 14)
– If you come to see more than one movie in the same week, it will cost you $ 10 the first time, but only $ 5 for the other screenings of that week

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