The Sid Williams Theatre Society will screen Rebel Without A Cause on Monday March 14, the last Bickle Theatre Original film of the season. The Bickle Theatre Original series of classic films pays tribute to the theatre’s beginnings as a cinema when it first opened as the Bickle Theatre back in 1935.
In one of the most influential performances in movie history, James Dean plays the new kid in town whose loneliness, frustration, and anger – along with costars Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo – gives voice to the post-war subculture of troubled American youth. Wood and Mineo were Academy Award nominees for their achingly true performances. Director Nicholas Ray was also an Oscar nominee for this landmark, chosen as one of the all-time Top 100 American Films by the American Film Institute.
Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide describes the film as “wrenchingly powerful. Dean’s seminal performance.”
After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark (James Dean) is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato (Sal Mineo), and falls for local girl Judy (Natalie Wood). However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough guy, Buzz (Corey Allen). When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid’s real troubles begin.
Don’t miss Rebel Without A Cause on Monday March 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the film begins at 7. There will be popcorn and prizes, including tickets to upcoming shows. The audience is encouraged to dress up for the evening in 1950s attire.
Tickets for this Bickle Theatre Original film are $3 for Sid Williams Theatre Society members and $5 for the general public (plus applicable handling fees). Purchase by phone or in person at the Ticket Centre Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or online at sidwilliamstheatre.com