IU Cinema will screen “Making Montgomery Clift" at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. Tickets start at $4.
The event is co-sponsored by Bloomington Pride Film Festival, and people with VIP passes to the film festival get into the screening for free.
“The Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival explores the lives and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community through feature-length and short films, talkbacks, and programming that promotes community-wide attitudes of awareness, acceptance and appreciation of diversity,” according to the Bloomington Pride website.
Montgomery Clift is considered one of the most influential actors in the history of cinema. He was born in 1920 and died in 1966 and is best known for his roles in “Red River” and Alfred Hitchcock’s “I Confess,” among others. He received four Academy Award nominations during his career, three for Best Actor in a Leading Role and one for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
“Making Montgomery Clift" is interested in exploring the actor’s history of being reduced in documentaries to a self-loathing, closeted alcoholic in what is called “the slowest suicide in Hollywood history,” according to the IU Cinema website.
Directors Robert A. Clift and Hillary Demmon will be present at the screening.
“Clift’s youngest nephew, Robert A. Clift, and Hillary Demmon (both Indiana University alumni) rigorously examine the flawed narratives that have come to define Monty’s legacy,” according to the IU Cinema website.
The documentary draws on interviews with Clift's family and loved ones and presents a large collection of unseen archival material from Clift and his brother, Brooks Clift.