Film Series: Work, Struggle, and Emancipation - "The Grapes of Wrath"

Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30 PM

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[1940, 129 MINUTES, NR]

The prints of Jacob Lawrence displayed in the new exhibition History, Labor, Life, offer compelling imagery of historical struggles for freedom as well as snapshots of everyday life for blue-collar Americans. For this new film series, we take inspiration from the artist and present four films that bring into focus the issues faced by working-class people seeking to live the American dream.

The classic film adaptation of John Steinbeck’s landmark and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath stars a young Henry Fonda and was awarded the Oscar for John Ford’s brilliant directing. The story centers on the Joad family who, like so many families devastated by the 1930s Dust Bowl, are forced to abandon their Oklahoma farm and head West. Full of tragedy and hope, The Grapes of Wrath boasts iconic performances and imagery that must be seen on the big screen.

Space is limited and advanced registration is recommended.

Norma Rae - January 3

A Better Life - February 7

Matewan - March 7

The Grapes of Wrath - April 4


$8 Members
$16 Nonmembers

Purchase tickets by hitting the REGISTER button, visiting the Museum Admission Desk, or by calling (916) 808-1182.

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