John Huston directed his long-gestating final film, a lyrical adaptation of James Joyce’s seemingly unfilmable short masterpiece, from a wheelchair while he was on death’s door. Adapted by his son Tony and co-starring his daughter Anjelica, The Dead takes place in turn-of-the-century Dublin at Christmastime. The affluent Gabriel and Gretta Conroy see their comfortable bourgeois marriage take an unsuspecting turn when Gretta reveals a haunting love from her youth.
Wed, Dec 19 at 6:50pm
BAM Cinema Club members and a guest at the Movie Buff II level and above are invited to a free BAMcinématek screening of The Dead.
RSVP to Membership@BAM.org
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