Letters to Elia
Monday October 4, 2010 12:00 AM EDT
Cost: $8-$10; $32 series pass,
From the venue:Four films by Elia Kazan and the Atlanta premiere of Scorsese's personal documentary confession, A Letter to Elia. Sept. 13 double feature: A Letter to Elia, a heartfelt declaration from one great American filmmaker to another as Scorsese speaks candidly and passionately about one of his formative filmmaking influences: the late Elia Kazan. Utilizing precisely chosen clips from Kazan's signature films and interview footage of the director himself, Scorsese and Jones recount the director's tumultuous journey from the Group Theatre to the Hollywood A-list to the thicket of the blacklist. Followed by Viva Zapata! (1952), novelist John Steinbeck's screenplay for the biopic of Mexican Revolutionary Emiliano Zapata. Marlon Brando stars in the title role of the modest but determined hero of the revolution, and Anthony Quinn co-stars as Emiliano's hard-living brother, Eufemio. Sept. 20: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Sept. 27: Gentleman's Agreement. Oct. 4: Wild River. Sponsored by Emory Film Studies and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.