Wild River (1960)

Wild River

An Academy Gold Standard screening featuring a new Academy Film Archive restoration of “Wild River” (1960) in CinemaScope.

With an introduction by Academy Film Archive Director Michael Pogorzelski and Schawn Belston of Twentieth Century Fox. With special guests Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler and Bruce Dern, who made his film debut in this movie.

Presented as part of the multi-venue film series “A 20th Anniversary Tribute to The Film Foundation,” organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Film Department.

The Film Foundation, founded in 1990 by Martin Scorsese, has become an inspirational force in film restoration and preservation. By partnering with the world’s leading film archives, The Film Foundation has helped save more than 545 short and feature-length films to date. This growing legacy is being honored in “A 20th Anniversary Tribute to The Film Foundation,” presenting a total of 13 films that have been restored by the Academy Film Archive, the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the British Film Institute, the Cineteca di Bologna, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia/Cineteca Nazionale, George Eastman House, the Library of Congress and the Museum of Modern Art, all with support from The Film Foundation and in collaboration with motion picture studios.

In addition to this Academy screening of “Wild River,” two other films restored by the Academy Film Archive will be presented at LACMA as part of the series: “Leave Her to Heaven” (1945) and “Pather Panchali” (1955). For the full series schedule and venue information, visit www.lacma.org or call (323) 857-6010.

Wild River – 110 mins.

This intense drama directed by Elia Kazan is set against the backdrop of the Great Depression. Montgomery Clift plays a field agent for the Tennessee Valley Authority who must convince an elderly woman (Jo Van Fleet) to give up her property for a project, while he becomes romantically involved with her widowed granddaughter (Lee Remick).

Directed and produced by Elia Kazan. Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on novels by William Bradford Huie and Borden Deal. Twentieth Century-Fox. 1960. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive and Twentieth Century Fox.

Event Information

Thursday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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