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Aug 1-11, 2019 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

The Grapes of Wrath

Signature Classic
Friday, August 9
Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
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With the current refugee crisis at the border, the film version of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about Depression-era migrants heading to California for economic and personal salvation seems as relevant as ever. Winning the second of his four Best Director Oscars with this film, John Ford creates an enduring testament to the resilience of the human spirit. As Tom Joad, Henry Fonda is so moving and honest that Steinbeck himself declared “he made me believe the power of my own words.” In a film of eloquent soliloquies — including Tom’s “I’ll be there” speech — the last one, delivered by Jane Darwell as Ma Joad, deserves to be inscribed on a national monument: “We’ll go on forever, Pa, because we’re the people.”

Tickets are on sale at the Plaza Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster.com (service charges apply.)

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Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Shirley Mills
Rated: NR