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  • A photograph of Elia Kazan with his arm around Martin Scorsese.
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A LETTER TO ELIA

6:00*   9:35

Wednesday, December 11

*The 6:00 show will be introduced by co-director Kent Jones

(2010, Scorsese & Kent Jones) How the films of Elia Kazan (most notably On the Waterfront and East of Eden) have impacted Scorsese’s life. Co-directed by Kent Jones. For ‘American Masters’; Peabody Award Winner. DCP. Approx. 60 min.

Reviews

“However you may feel about Kazan's actions during the blacklist era, this film makes a convincing case for the power of Kazan's best movies, and it celebrates the continuity of art, demonstrating that no filmmaker exists in a vacuum. Scorsese expresses his debt to Kazan with affecting eloquence.”
– Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter

An illustrated essay brimming with ideas.”
– Leslie Felprin, Variety

“It is a deeply personal reflection on Kazan's career which has much of the same power that characterised Scorsese's impassioned earlier documentary, A Personal Journey Through American Cinema.”
– Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

“Scorsese and Jones have been able to concentrate nearly all their attention on that which is of the greatest value in Kazan’s work and to throw an intense spotlight the man’s complexity and distinction as an artist.”
– Todd McCarthy, IndieWire

Links

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