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Making Montgomery Clift

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Texas Premiere

Tickets: $12

Film Trailer: https://vimeo.com/289897587

Co-Presented by: Austin Film Society

Austin Film Society will be screening, "The Heiress" starring Montgomery Clift, Olivia deHavilland and Ralph Richardson on Thursday, January 10 and Saturday, January 12 at AFS Cinema.
More info: https://www.austinfilm.org/screening/the-heiress/

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.

Montgomery Clift was one of the most influential actors in the history of cinema, bucking traditions on and off screen, but countless biographies have reduced him to labels like “tragically self-destructive” and “tormented.”

Now, nephew Robert Clift and Hillary Demmon rigorously examine the flawed narratives that have come to define Monty’s legacy. Drawing on interviews with family and loved ones and a rich collection of unreleased archival materials from Monty and his brother, Brooks Clift, this fresh portrait of the actor’s passions, contributions and commitment to living and working in his own way gives one of Hollywood’s under-appreciated legends his due.

Dir. Robert Anderson Clift & Hillary Demmon, 2018, USA, 88 min, DCP

Earlier Event: January 13
Cherry Bomb: Ghost World in 35mm
Later Event: January 19
Fierce Kelly at the Highball!