U.S., 1965, 149 min, Digital, Dir. Stanley Kramer, Not Rated, Sony Pictures/Columbia

Ship of Fools

Sunday, September 3

"Director-producer Stanley Kramer has distilled the essence of Katherine Anne Porter's bulky novel in a film that appeals to the intellect and the emotions.” —Variety

“A powerful, ironic film.” —Bosley Crowther, The New York Times

Selected by Steven Krams

Stanley Kramer's star-studded, Academy Award®-winning adaptation of Katherine Anne Porter's novel about passengers aboard an ocean liner bound to Germany from Mexico in 1933 forms a potent allegory of a world drifting inexorably towards war. With its incredible cast, including Vivien Leigh (in her last screen role), Simone Signoret, Lee Marvin, George Segal, Oskar Werner and Jose Ferrer, Ship of Fools is a powerful drama and a compelling viewing experience. It remains one of the finest ensemble pieces of the period.

Steven Krams, cinema founder and president, and Mitchell Kaplan, Books & Books owner and cinema board member, welcome you to a year-long program featuring their all-time favorite movies. 

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