Feature Screening and Book Signing with Alan Rode
About the Program
Enjoy a thrilling noir starring Blacklisted Jewish actor and anti-fascist activist John Garfield!
While he was never a member of the Communist Party, his wife was. In a brave act of loyalty that effectively ended his career, Garfield testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee saying that he did not know any Communists.
11:00 am— The Breaking Point
This definitive screen adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not features one of John Garfield’s finest performances as a hard-luck skipper in what would be his next-to-last film. Directed by Michael Curtiz. (1950, 97 min. No MPAA rating.)
12:45 pm—Book Signing
Film historian, author, and cinema host Alan Rode will sign copies of his book, Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film, about the director of The Breaking Point and Casablanca.
- Screening FREE to all visitors
Separate tickets required for Museum admission.
Museum admission is FREE to WGA members with code 99949 and SAG-AFTRA members with code 99950*.
*Please present your membership card at check in.
More info: Skirball Cultural Center