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It’s time for you to add the Harbor Theater Classic Film Series to your winter calendars. This year, with the assistance of our good friend Dr. Jon Cavallero, Chair of the Bates College, Rhetoric, Film and Screen Studies program, we have chosen the theme, “Great Directors: The Early Years.” Join us, from October through March, as we sample some of the finest work of six American directors.

Following our tradition of much-enjoyed “add-ons” to each movie, pick up a trivia sheet full of fun facts about the actors, the making of the film, and things to watch for. Enjoy a short introductory video before each film made especially for us by Dr. Cavallero. Then, watch the movie the way it was meant to be seen – on the big screen!

All shows are at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 Adults; $8 Members.

MARCH 14 & 16, 2024


PG | 1 hour 55 minutes

In this film based on John Steinbeck's epic novel, Cal Trask (James Dean), the son of a California farmer (Raymond Massey), feels that his father cares only about his brother, Aron (Richard Davalos). When Cal embarks on a business venture to gain the favor of his dad, he finds himself dealing with his estranged mother (Jo Van Fleet), now the owner of a brothel, and tensions in the family rise even further when he begins to fall for Aron's girlfriend, Abra (Julie Harris).
"It's a film of great performances, atmospheric photography, and a sure sense of period and place."
Geoff Andrews
Time Out
Not only one of Kazan's richest films and Dean's first significant role, it is also arguably the actor's best performance."
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times