Free Movie The Grapes of Wrath: April 18

April 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Movies

The Grapes of Wrath is the next in a series of free movies at the KiMo Theatre, as part of the New Mexico Centennial Film Series.

The KiMo Theatre’s new monthly film series puts the spotlight on movies featuring New Mexico, as is only fitting in the New Mexico centennial year. We are such a star-struck, star-spangled state, in every sense of the words.

The Grapes of Wrath is the free movie at the KiMo on Wednesday April 18 at 7 pm.  This is the classic 1940 movie based on the John Steinbeck Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, about a family making its way west on old Route 66 during the Great Depression. 

Director John Ford won an Oscar for the film, and star Henry Fonda (who apparently kept the hat he wore in the movie for the rest of his life) was nominated for an Oscar.   The movie was also nominated for Best Picture, as well as other Academy Awards kudos including Jane Darwell winning Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as Ma Joad.

The Grapes of Wrath was filmed on locations in New Mexico near Gallup and Laguna Pueblo.

The KiMo Theatre is located at 423 Central Avenue NW. Take real cash for the Kimo Theatre concessions.

–Tania


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