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Closing Night Film & Party

Making Montgomery Clift (Closing Night Film & Party)

October 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Making Montgomery Clift (Closing Night Film & Party)

New York Premiere

Dir. Robert Clift and Hillary Demmon, USA, 2018, 88 mins

The iconic Hollywood actor Montgomery Clift—described in many accounts as “tragically self-destructive” and “tormented” by his sexuality—is brought to new light by his nephew Robert Clift, who uncovers never-before-seen footage and exclusive audio interviews collected by the filmmaker’s father. The viewer gains insight into a fresh portrait of the legendary actor who was unashamed of his sexuality, maintained a great sense of humor, and even defied the studio system. Robert’s access to interviews with family and close friends of Monty turn against the faulty narrative made popular by previous biographies and documentaries that considered him “the slowest suicide in Hollywood history.”

Thoroughly well-researched and edited, Robert—along with co-director Hillary Demmon— brings to the surface a personal account of his uncle Monty and his father Brooks Clift that forces us to ask: Why was so much of Monty’s story left out? How were previous accounts so wrong? Who do we trust to write our history? MAKING MONTGOMERY CLIFT brings the star out of the archive, and further out of the closet.

Q&A with filmmakers to follow

Ticket includes film and entrance to the Closing Night Party at Plunge Rooftop Lounge at the Gansevoort Meatpacking, hosted in partnership with Stoli.


October 30, 2018
7:30 pm
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SVA Theatre – 1
333 W 23rd St.
New York, 10011 United States
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