The Boys of ’51
Marlon Brando’s sweaty, brutal, and forceful performance as Stanley Kowalski in A Street Car Named Desire is recognized as a major cultural event in film, but little is said of another breakthrough performance in 1951. That same year, Montgomery Clift channeled another reality of the American dream as George Eastman in A Place in the Sun. His performance was fragile, an awkward attempt to ascend impossible social standings, ultimately following his desperation to the darkest depths. Both performances are monumental and you can watch them and even more this weekend!
An ambitious young man wins an heiress’s heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend’s pregnancy.
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
Classic film star and queer icon Montgomery Clift’s legacy has long been a story of tragedy and self-destruction. But when his nephew dives into the family archives, a much more complicated picture emerges.
With exclusive access to his extraordinary unseen and unheard personal archive including hundreds of hours of audio recorded over the course of his life, this is the definitive Marlon Brando cinema documentary. Charting his exceptional career as an actor and his extraordinary life away from the stage and screen with Brando himself as your guide, the film will fully explore the complexities of the man by telling the story uniquely from Marlon’s perspective, entirely in his own voice. No talking heads, no interviewees, just Brando on Brando and life.