And the Oscar goes to…Burt Lancaster!


“Elmer Gantry is an all American boy! He’s interested in money, sex…and religion.”

Burt Lancaster was nominated four times for a Leading Actor Oscar (From Here to Eternity, Elmer Gantry, Birdman of Alcatraz and Atlantic City), but only pulled down a win once for Elmer Gantry, screening tonight and tomorrow at the Trylon. Based on the novel of the same name by Sinclair Lewis, Elmer Gantry tells the story of a slick con man, played by Lancaster, and a pious agent of God, played by Jean Simmons, who team up for a hard-to-beat religious roadshow. Lancaster uses his charisma to create award-winning appeal as the fiery preacher, but his past is about to catch up with him in the form of a woman scorned!

As with our entire Burt Lancaster series, Elmer Gantry will be presented on beautiful 35mm. Buy tickets in advance for screenings on Monday and Tuesday, November 11 and 12, at 7:00pm.

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