June 7, 2013 – 7:00 pm
Sensuous Steel Film Series: The Great Gatsby
Frist Art Museum Auditorium
Gallery admission required; members free
Seating is first come, first seated
Americans love cars. We look to vintage vehicles with a sense of nostalgia. This film series highlights the glamorous decades of the ’20s and ’30s and the luxury rides that became an emblem of modern society, some of which are included in the exhibition Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles. Take a trip down memory lane as we revisit three great American classics and some even classier cars.
Produced in 1974, The Great Gatsby depicts the beloved story of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner, becomes captivated by the lavish lifestyle of his new neighbor, Long Island’s infamous Jay Gatsby. We watch as Nick befriends Gatsby and narrates his tragic attempt to reclaim the love of married socialite Daisy Buchanan. Stars Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Sam Watterson, and Bruce Dern. Directed by Jack Clayton, 1974. 144 minutes. DVD. Rated PG.
Image: (c) Paramount Pictures