Jan 28th, 2010. 8:30 p.m.
The film Suddenly Last Summer will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on January 28th as part of the ongoing series “Steamy Tennessee”. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1959 the film features actors Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift.
In the sexually frustrated 1950’s, certain Hollywood films stood out as ahead of their time in explaining sexual frustration, and this second autobiographical Tennessee Williams Southern Gothic adaptation is one of them. Expertly and dramatically acted by Taylor, who once again plays the underappreciated and psychologically abused beauty, and Katherine Hepburn, who meticulously plays the diabolical rival aunt who requests a lobotomy for her to “calm her nerves”, the film goes where few did in it’s time.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139