2012 Summer Arts Festival: Grapes of Wrath
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre
As part of the 2012 Summer Arts Festival, The Lyric will be showing classic films for free throughout the summer. The first film is Grapes Of Wrath directed by John Ford.
The adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of dirt-poor Dust Bowl migrants by 4-time Oscar-winning director John Ford starred Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, who opens the movie returning to his Oklahoma home after serving jail time for manslaughter.
En route, Tom meets family friend Casey (John Carradine), a former preacher who warns Tom that dust storms, crop failures, and new agricultural methods have financially decimated the once prosperous Oklahoma farmland. Upon returning to his family farm, Tom is greeted by his mother (Oscar-winner Jane Darwell), who tells him that the family is packing up for the "promised land" of California.
The film was released in 1940 and is not rated.
For more information, visit: http://www.sopac.vt.edu/events/summer_arts_festival.html