ALBANY, NY (02/19/2016)(readMedia)-- LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (United States, 1962, 174 minutes, b.w, directed by Sidney Lumet) will be shown on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. [note early start time] in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the University at Albany's downtown campus. Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute as part of its Spring 2016 Classic Film Series, the screening is free and open to the public.
A family teeters on the brink of disintegration in Sidney Lumet's adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's classic autobiographical play about an alcoholic father and a drug addicted mother. Dean Stockwell, Jason Robards, Ralph Richardson, and Katharine Hepburn all won Best Actor/Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival for their portrayals of a family in a downward spiral of sickness and substance abuse.
The film is being screened in conjunction with the appearance Robert M. Dowling, author of the critically acclaimed biography Eugene O'Neill: A Life in Four Acts (2014). Dowling will discuss O'Neill's work and life on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 8 p.m. in the Huxley Theatre, NYS Museum, Cultural Education Center, Albany. For additional information contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst.