Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

100 Years of Indiana Film


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11/20/2022
02:00 pm Tickets

Presented By:

IU Credit Union & BCT Presents

Venue:

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Dates(s):

November 20

Pricing:

$8 ($6 w/student ID)

Door Time:

1:30 pm

Seating:

General Admission

Genre:

BCT PRESENTS

FILM

Description:

Starring Hoosier actor James Dean (Fremont, IN)!

James Dean died behind the wheel of a Porsche Spyder less than one month before the release of Rebel Without a Cause in 1955, ensuring that the film would forever come wrapped in a shroud of tragic mystique. But more than just the film that launched its star (and his iconic red jacket) into the pop culture pantheon, Rebel is a deeply affecting exploration of teenage discontent and the power of chosen families.

Dean plays Jim Stark, a sensitive teen with a troubled family life who’s embarking on his first day at an LA high school. Over the course of an eventful day and night, Jim forges a unique bond with two equally disaffected classmates: fey misfit Plato (Sal Mineo) and bad girl Judy (Natalie Wood). Though seemingly very different, the three are thrown together by a series of tragic events and bond over the alienation they feel toward their families and society as a whole. Vividly capturing the rage beneath the picture perfect facade of Eisenhower-era America, Rebel Without a Cause set the gold standard for teen drama, setting a moody template for generations of cinematic loners, outcasts, and rebels.

“A mighty, ageless jolt of teen petulance. Dean is supreme.”
–Empire

Film:

Rebel Without a Cause

Director:

Nicholas Ray

Starring:

James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, & Jim Backus

Year:

1955

Runtime:

1 hour 51 minutes

Rating:

Not Rated

Sponsored By:

IU Credit Union

Trailer: