Previously at the ICA - Films
19 Jun 2015 – 24 Jun 2015
Nevada is home to a host of interesting strangers: Roslyn; a beautiful but naive woman, reeling from a shotgun divorce, who has never stepped foot out of Reno, and Guido and Gay; a pair of erstwhile cowboys with a half-finished house in the sticks and bittersweet memories of a west that's no longer wild.
The story of a dying American tradition and the lost souls struggling to keep it alive, The Misfits is a haunted piece of Hollywood heritage, troubled on and off screen by the ghosts of eras gone by.
Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable gave their final performances in this production. Arthur Miller's script proved poignant and prophetic with one character, shotgun in hand, explaining to the crew of horse wranglers gathered on the barren Nevada desert: "you'll probably never see this again in history, you know."
The Misfits, dir. John Huston, USA 1961, 124 mins.
The ICA Cinema is completely ad-free. Please note the feature will start following a selection of trailers and information relevant to the ICA programme. All films are 18+ unless otherwise stated
Please note that a three minute short film will be screened before the first main feature every evening. Part of a rotating selection that changes weekly, the films shown are currently on tour to various arts venues across the country as part of Playback