Film and Television

Screening of Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Part of the series What is a Western? Film Series

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

The Autry: Wells Fargo Theater

Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members
Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended

About the Event

James Dean’s iconic film is a powerful, groundbreaking tale of teenage delinquency and generational conflict. Although Dean is the undeniable star of the movie, Griffith Observatory has a major role as the key location and currently displays a bust of Dean to mark this connection. Introduced by E. J. Stephens, Hollywood historian and co-author of Griffith Park (Images of America)

Directed by Nicholas Ray | Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, and Sal Mineo | Screened in 35mm 

This ongoing series explores the wide range of movies that can be considered Westerns, and the ways in which they shape our understanding of the American West. Each screening includes a guest lecturer who will introduce the film and explains its significance in the genre.

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