Monday, September 24
Two films based on the work of groundbreaking Southern American writer McCullers (1917-1967)
A TREE. A ROCK. A CLOUD
Introduced by Karen Allen
(2016, Karen Allen) A passing of wisdom from an older man to a young boy when they meet by chance at a roadside café in 1947. Award-winning actress Karen Allen’s directorial debut is based on a McCullers short story, written when the writer was just 25. DCP. Approx 35 min.
THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING
(1952, Fred Zinnemann) Repeating her stage tour de force, Ethel Waters stars as the indomitable one-eyed Berenice, a housekeeper/cook tending to lonely young children Julie Harris and Brandon De Wilde. Based on McCullers’ novel. 35mm. Approx 91 min.
“The Carson McCullers dialogue is one of the high points of literacy in American films–sharp and full of wit, yet lyrical.”
– Pauline Kael