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Screening  |  The Misfits starring Marilyn Monroe

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 7:30–9 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Hallwalls executive director Ed Cardoni introduces this screening of The Misfits, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Marilyn: The Douglas Kirkland Photoshoot.

The Misfits is a 1961 American drama film with a screenplay by Arthur Miller which was directed by John Huston. The picture stars Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and Montgomery Clift, with a supporting cast including Thelma Ritter and Eli Wallach. The Misfits was the final film appearance for both Gable and Monroe, and the third-to-last for Clift. The plot centers on a recently-divorced woman (Monroe) and her time spent with a cowboy (Gable) and his friend (Clift) in the Western Nevada desert in the 1960s. The movie was not a commercial success at the time of its release but received positive critical comments for its script and performances.

Admission is free for Burchfield Penney members. For "not yet" members, general admission applies.