Chicago premiere! Film Series : Spotlight: Montgomery Clift

Making Montgomery Clift

2018, Robert Clift and Hillary Demmon, USA, 88 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Nov 2nd 2:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 2nd 6:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 3rd 3:00pm
  • Mon, Nov 5th 7:45pm

"Revelatory…compellingly deconstructs the pop psychology that reduced a life and an extraordinary career to a Freudian cliché." - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

An actor of tremendous sensitivity and inner strength, Montgomery Clift revolutionized the portrayal of masculinity onscreen, paving the way for later icons like Marlon Brando and James Dean (although Clift did not share their affiliation with Method acting). His achievements have been diminished, however, by dubious legends (fueled by his biographers) of Clift as a tormented, self-destructive homosexual whose career never recovered after a 1956 auto accident. Robert Clift, the actor's youngest nephew, sets out to correct the record. Using an amazing trove of family archives (including extensive phone recordings) and new interviews (including two of Clift's male lovers and his disputed biographer Patricia Bosworth), this engrossing, myth-busting film paints a convincing picture of Clift as a radiant and intensely creative man who was comfortable with his sexuality, who steadfastly protected the integrity of his screen performances, who justifiably felt that he did some of his best work after the accident, and who possessed, in his own words, "a rather large capacity for life." DCP digital. (MR)

MONTGOMERY CLIFT DISCOUNT!
Buy a ticket at our regular prices for MAKING MONTGOMERY CLIFT and get a ticket for any show of either or both I CONFESS and A PLACE IN THE SUN at this discount rate per film with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount price applies to the second and third films only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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