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Broadway Theatre

Anatomy of a Murder (1959) - Free Screening

Sponsored by Chippewa River District Library Directed by Otto Preminger 161 minutes Starring James Stewart, Lee Merick, Ben Gazzara Come see a free matinee screening of an American classic! Partnered with the VML True Crime Club. Parental Discretion Advised

Anatomy of a Murder (1959) - Free Screening
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) - Free Screening

Time & Location

Jul 21, 2024, 2:00 PM

Broadway Theatre, 216 E Broadway St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858, USA

About The Event

From the Criterion Collection:

A virtuoso James Stewart plays a small-town Michigan lawyer who takes on a difficult case: the defense of a young army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) accused of murdering a local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife (Lee Remick). This gripping envelope-pusher, the most popular film by Hollywood provocateur Otto Preminger, was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex—but more than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. Featuring an outstanding supporting cast—with a young George C. Scott as a fiery prosecutor and the legendary attorney Joseph N. Welch as the judge—and an influential score by Duke Ellington, Anatomy of a Murder is an American movie landmark, nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture.

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