April 5, 2019 – 7:00 pm
Film: THE GRAPES OF WRATH
with a special introduction by Claire Sisco King, associate professor of communications, cinema & media studies, Vanderbilt University
Frist Art Museum Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated
Based on John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of the same name, The Grapes of Wrath tells the story of the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers during the Great Depression. After losing their farm in Oklahoma, the Joads travel across the United States to California in search of work and better opportunities. Shown in conjunction with Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing, the film, like Lange’s photographs, captures the hardships Americans faced during this challenging era. Grapes of Wrath was the winner of two Academy Awards and is included on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 best American movies.
Popcorn will be provided (while supplies last); visit the FAM café to purchase other snacks and beverages (including beer and wine).
Directed by John Ford, 1940. 129 minutes. NR. 35 mm