‘Movies at the Meeting House’: Banned Books on the Big Screen

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A Place in the Sun

Hailed as one of the best American films of its time, this 1951 classic tells the story of a poor young man who falls in love with two women while attempting to establish a place for himself within the elite social scene. Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift and Shelley Winters, the film won six Academy Awards and a Golden Globe for “Best Picture.” This beloved movie was based on Theodore Dreiser’s best-selling novel An American Tragedy (1925), which was banned in Boston and became one of a handful of works that would define the city’s censorship movement during the 1920s. Don’t miss your chance to see this gripping novel portrayed on the big screen in a film that Charlie Chaplin deemed “the greatest movie ever made about America.”

Doors open at 6:00 PM, film begins at 7:00pm

Beer, wine and soft drinks available for purchase, courtesy of Harpoon Brewery.
Join us before the screening for a beverage and the chance to explore the historic Old South Meeting House and our permanent exhibition ‘Voices of Protest.’