Letters from Elia
4 Films by Elia Kazan & the Atlanta Premiere of Martin Scorsese's A Letter To Elia (Fall 2010)
Presented by the Department of Film Studies at Emory University & 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Elia Kazan launched the careers of Marlon Brando, James Dean, Eli Wallach, Eva Marie Saint and Warren Beatty. He inspired a generation of filmmakers from Sidney Lumet and John Cassavetes to Arthur Penn and Woody Allen. He favored real locations over sets, unknowns over stars, and realism over convenient genres. He pioneered the use of the "method in film," bringing sensitivity and understanding of the acting process. Producer George Stevens, Jr. concludes that Kazan's films changed American moviemaking.
Martin Scorsese, who presented Kazan with his life achievement OSCAR®, counts himself among Kazan¿s greatest fans. His personal documentary tribute to Kazan, A LETTER TO ELIA, initiates this series of new 35mm prints of four Elia Kazan classics.
Downstairs at the Historic Plaza Theater, 1049 Ponce de Leon Avenue
(free shuttle service will be provided for Emory students, faculty and staff; details TBA, courtesy of Atlanta Link)
Screenings: $10 general admission (Free for Emory Students and Faculty with valid ID)
Series Pass: $32
Series information: Like the Facebook the group Letter to EliaFor venue information: www.PlazaAtlanta.com