Director: Nicholas Ray.
Screenplay by Stewart Stern, from an adaptation by Irving Shulman and a story by Nicholas Ray.
Cast: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Corey Allen, Ann Doran, Jim Backus, Dennis Hopper.
Shake off the winter doldrums with a spectacular 4K ultra high definition restoration of one of the great achievements of American movie-making: Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without a Cause! In 1955, Rebel was considered ‘brutal and shocking’ by the New York Times for its portrayal of mutinous teens who form their own family when rejected by their parents. Today, Rebel is celebrated as a masterpiece of dramatic images, dazzling Technicolor, and iconic performances by three young actors: James Dean as an angry and vulnerable young man, Natalie Wood as a beautiful and sensitive girl on the brink of her own sexuality, and the poignant Sal Mineo as a closeted teen. Although all three actors died too soon, their youth, beauty and talent still live in the images of this unforgettable film.
“After seeing Rebel Without a Cause, one cannot but feel that there is something which exists, only in the cinema, which would be nothing in a novel, the stage or anything else, but which becomes fantastically beautiful on the screen.” - Jean-Luc Godard, Cahiers du Cinema.