"Attention Must Be Paid": MoMA to Present East Coast Premiere of Restored Version of "Death of a Salesman"
22 Oct 2013
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will present the East Coast premiere of the newly restored version of Stanley Kramer's "Death of a Salesman" Oct. 23 at 7 PM.
Based on Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, the film, which has been out of circulation for years, will be presented as part of "To Save and Project: The 11th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation."
It will be screened in Theater 2 of The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters at The Museum of Modern Art.
Produced by Kramer and directed by László Benedek, the screenplay of "Death of a Salesman" was written by Stanley Roberts. The 1951 film stars Frederic March, Mildred Dunnock, Kevin McCarthy and Cameron Mitchell and features cinematography by Franz Planer, production design by Rudolph Sternad and compositions by Alex North.
"Death of a Salesman" was nominated for five Academy Awards and won four Golden Globe Awards.
Tickets and more information are available by calling (212) 708-9400 or visiting moma.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.