Film Screening

Thursday, June 09, 2011
The Sun Also Rises

Part of Stein High/Stein Low

The Sun Also Rises

Date + Time

Thursday, June 09, 2011
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Henry King, 1957, 130 min., 35mm

King's 1957 interpretation of Ernest Hemingway's novel illuminates the condition and characteristics of post-World War I expatriates in Paris, dubbed "The Lost Generation" by Hemingway's friend, mentor, and patron Gertrude Stein. The contingent of American writers and artists included F. Scott Fitzgerald, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and many others, with Stein at the creative helm. This film follows Hemingway's narrator Jake Barnes through romantic dalliances, existential digressions, and moments of both inspiration and despair to emerge with a profound understanding of the recurrent themes of avant-garde life and literature.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium); does not include entry to The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde.

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Image: Henry King, The Sun Also Rises (still), 1957; courtesy Photofest NYC

Print courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Archives.