Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955, 111 mins)
New print! James Dean, Natalie Wood, and Sal Mineo give career-defining performances, roaming the teenage wasteland of Eisenhower-era Southern California. Angst is high, cars are fast, and parents—as always—just don’t understand, even in spectacular CinemaScope. “An unmissable film, made with a delirious compassion” (Dave Kehr).
Presented in 35mm by the Yale Film Archive with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.
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