Jack Clayton, The Innocents, 1961 (still); photo: courtesy Photofest

The Innocents

Friday, Oct 11, 2019

2 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1

$10 Members

$12 General

Check back soon for tickets.

Based on Henry James’s 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw, The Innocents is a piercing psychological thriller that follows a governess (Deborah Kerr) as she begins to suspect the children in her care are possessed. Co-written by Truman Capote, the film is chilling and claustrophobic as it explores the power of imagination, fear, and what might be lurking behind an innocent smile.

Film Details

Director: Jack Clayton

Year: 1961

Running time: 99 minutes

Country: UK

Language: English

Format: 35mm

Screens courtesy: British Film Institute