Splendor in the Grass
Screenings related to Nine Lives selected by Charlie White
Splendor in the Grass is the tragically romantic tale of sexually repressed and neurotic teenagers Deanie (Natalie Wood) and Bud (Warren Beatty), set in rural Kansas in 1928. The film is noted for its controversial first depiction of a French kiss in a film. (1961, 124 min., Dir. Elia Kazan)
The film will be introduced by Steve Tropiano, author of Rebels & Chicks: A History of the Hollywood Teen Movies (2006), and the recently published Obscene, Indecent, Immoral & Offensive: 100+ Years of Controversial Cinema. Stephen is the founding director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, where he teaches courses on television and film history, theory and criticism.
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.