• 04 Dec 2019 to 04 Dec 2019


    Film for Thought | 4 December 2019 | Screening of 'Elmer Gantry'

    This Wednesday, 4th December 2019 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of the film ‘Elmer Gantry, presented by Arvind Sivakumaram

    Film: Elmer Gantry (1960, Based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis)

    Written & Directed by: Richard Brooks

    Starring: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy & Shirley Jones

    Run-Time: 2 hrs 22 mins

    About the film:

    Burt Lancaster shines in his Oscar winning performance as the titular wandering, boozy, womanizing and fast -talking “preacher” who joins the evangelical outfit of the sincere Sister Sharon (Jean Simmons) in Richard Brooks’ entertaining, relevant, brutally honest yet sympathetic look at the machinery of “God” selling “imposters”. 

    The classic scene where Lancaster bursts into song after a train-fight remains goosebump-inducing. 

    The film was a major influence on PT Anderson’s “The Master” and winner of three Oscars including Best Screenplay.

    Kindly contact us for more details - tel: 0832-2421311 / email: info@sgcfa.org