A Night at the Movies - Lust for Life (1956) (122 min)

This program is presented by Theo Siegel, founder of A Night at the Movies. Mr. Siegel will present a 20-30 minute talk about the making of this film from its inception and screenplay, to its casting, direction, and production. He'll also discuss the film’s reception at the time and its legacy. The talk will be followed by a screening of the film. 

"Lust for Life" is a 1956 bio film about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Irving Stone. The screenplay is by Norman Corwin and the film was produced by John Houseman and directed by Vincente Minnelli.

The film stars Kirk Douglas as van Gogh, James Donald as his brother Theo and Anthony Quinn as van Gogh’s best friend and rival Paul Gauguin. "Lust for Life" was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Actor for Kirk Douglas, and Best Adapted screenplay for Norman Corwin. Anthony Quinn won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Location: Kershaw Auditorium 

Price: Member $9 | General $12 or $7 with paid admission 


TICKETS: Online or onsite. 

Questions? E-mail programs@bowers.org or call 714.567.3677. 

Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Event details

January 14, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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