In this lush Technicolor widescreen film, Frank Sinatra plays a widower struggling to hold on to his small South Beach hotel as the tourist action migrates farther north, to the luxurious "new" Miami Beach symbolized by the Fontainebleau Hotel. Directed by Frank Capra, A HOLE IN THE HEAD (1959) bridges pre- and postwar Classical Hollywood, while offering a fascinating look at mid-century Miami's role in defining the emerging ideal of the American Dream. Co-starring Edward G. Robinson, Thelma Ritter, adn Keenan Wynn.
THE NORTON HERRICK CENTER FOR MOTION PICTURE STUDIES presents
A HOLE IN THE HEAD (1959)
with an introduction and Q+A by Gaspar Gonzalez, Ph.D.
ALL MIAMI'S TOMORROWS:
SINATRA, THE FONTAINEBLEAU,
and POSTWAR AMERICA
Part of the SCREENING MIAMI: FILM PROJECTIONS OF SOUTH FLORIDA OVER TIME series.
Reception at 6PM, Film at 7PM.
This is a Free Event!
Directed by Frank Capra. Unrated.
USA, 1959, Digital Projection, 120minutes, Color, English.