Double Feature

Rebel Without A Cause

The Gene Krupa Story

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Rebel Without A Cause

Hollywood royalty James Dean is the lonely new kid in town, trying to make sense of the alienation he suffers from his parents, authority, and his new high school’s in-crowd clique, in Nicholas Ray’s watershed film Rebel Without a Cause (1955). The entire story takes place in a 24-hour period with Dean, Wood and Mineo drawn together as kindred spirits, and forever changed by tragedy. Natalie Wood is Judy, a young woman who’s taken by Dean’s vulnerability and quiet cool, as he accepts the “Chickie Run” challenge offered by Buzz – the school’s main leader and tough guy. Sal Mineo’s Plato is the most at risk teen of the group, as he seemingly struggles with his sexuality, and is quick to cast Dean in a father figure role. Filmed in vivid color and wide screen Cinemascope, the ensemble cast keeps pace with the method acting Dean, whose tragic death just a month before the film opened, forever solidified the legend of an acting giant.

“Enormously influential at the time, a milestone in the creation of new idea about young people. 4 Stars” – Roger Ebert

“This tale of tempestuous kids and their weird ways of conducting their social relations is tense with explosive incidents.” – Bosley Crowther, The New York Times

“Almost free of mannerisms under Ray’s pacing, Dean is very effective as a boy groping for adjustment to people. As a ‘farewell’ performance he leaves behind, with this film, genuine artistic regret, for here was a talent which might have touched the heights. His actor’s capacity to get inside the skin of youthful pain, torment and bewilderment is not often encountered.” – Variety

Director
Nicholas Ray
Starring
James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Corey Allen, Dennis Hopper
Year
1955
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
111 minutes

The Gene Krupa Story

He hammered out the savage tempo of the jazz era! In one of his best roles, Sal Mineo gives a fiery performance as the legendary drummer in The Gene Krupa Story, a thrilling biopic with a percussive beat. Chronicling the turbulent ups and downs in the musical genius’ life, the film follows the icon from his passionate youth, first love (Golden Globe winner Susan Kohner) and initial success to the downfall of women, drugs and alcohol that came when he hit it big. Mineo pops on screen, seemingly possessed by the dynamic drummer, and the soundtrack sizzles with stellar Krupa as well as special appearances by Anita O’Day and Red Nichols.

Director
Don Weis
Starring
Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver, Yvonne Craig, Lawrence Dobkin
Year
1959
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
101 minutes

Upcoming Showtimes

Fri, May 12
7:00 pm
Rebel Without A Cause
9:20 pm
The Gene Krupa Story

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Sat, May 13
7:00 pm
Rebel Without A Cause
9:20 pm
The Gene Krupa Story

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