One Book Mishkan Screens "East of Eden"

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Sat, 03/24/2018 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

East meets West as the Library Committee presents the classic film East of Eden (1955), directed by Elia Kazan, starring James Dean, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives and Jo Van Fleet who won an Oscar for her role. As a special treat, we’ll play the audio of the skit about Adam and Eve – from a 1937 appearance by Mae West on Edgar Bergen’s radio show – that got the bawdy actress banned from radio for over a decade, and put a dent in her movie career.

Please enter by the UPPER PARKING LOT ENTRANCE: THE MAIN, GROUND-LEVEL DOOR WILL BE LOCKED.

In this year's Mishkan One Book, The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us, author Bruce Feiler emphasizes the themes of love, sex and strong families in the stories of Genesis 1-5 and gives readers instances of those themes in later works of art as different as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel painting, Paradise Lost, and the Mae West radio skit.  But, even though East of Eden is also based on the Genesis stories, Feiler never mentions it. We’re going to show it and see if we can figure out why. Refreshments served!

Open to the Public   $5 Suggested Donation

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