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Lust for Life

Lust for Life
July 8, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Lust for Life  (1956)

Kirk Douglas offers an enthralling lead performance in director Vincente Minnelli's lush, eccentric biography of artist Vincent van Gogh.  Beyond the European locations, brilliant palette and exacting period detail, it is Douglas' wide-eyed conviction that conveys the artist's turbulent inner journey.  The performance garnered Douglas a Golden Globe, and one of his three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor.

35mm, color, 122 min.  DIR: Vincente Minnelli.  SCR: Norman Corwin.  CAST: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown.