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GIANT (1956)

Rome’s Capitol Theatre will screen a six-movie series, The Great American Novel, in the 1928 auditorium beginning September 24. Presented in conjunction with Jervis Public Library and the Keaton & Lloyd Bookshop, the series will focus on critically-acclaimed American movies based on classic American novels.

Giant (Warner Bros., 1956; Technicolor; 201 minutes) Directed by George Stevens, Edna Ferber’s epic1952 novel covering two generations of Texas oil families was brought to the screen four years later; the resulting movie was Warner Bros. biggest grossing production to date and would be nominated for 10 Oscars. Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean (in his last screen role) star. “An excellent film which registers strongly on all levels, whether its in its breathtaking panoramic shots of the dusty Texas plains; the personal, dramatic impact of the story itself, or the resounding message it has to impart.” –Variety.

Please note: although the movies are rated for general audiences, parents and guardians should use their discretion, recognizing that all the movies have moments of intensity that could prove disturbing for young children.

Runtime: 201 Minutes
Rating: PG
Language: English
Format: Digital Print
Venue: Capitol Theatre

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