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The Picture of Dorian Gray

June 24 @ 6:00 pm

Playing in the CCA Cinema

In collaboration with Santa Fe Opera’s From Screen to Stage film series for the 2024 season

Curation by the Santa Fe Opera creative teams:

This film classic was chosen by Stephen Barlow, the director of this season’s production of Don Giovanni. Barlow sets his new production in Victorian London, viewed through the lens of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Read more about this production of Don Giovanni here.

About the film:

In 1945, the silver screen brought Oscar Wilde’s timeless tale of vanity, corruption, and the pursuit of eternal youth to life in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Directed by Albert Lewin, this cinematic adaptation stunned audiences with its haunting portrayal of a young man named Dorian Gray, played by Hurd Hatfield, whose soul becomes ensnared in a Faustian bargain.

The Picture of Dorian Gray stands as a timeless cinematic masterpiece, captivating audiences with its gripping narrative and stunning visual imagery. With its rich atmosphere and engrossing performances, this adaptation remains a haunting exploration of the human psyche and the perils of unchecked ambition.

Director: Albert Lewin
Writers: Albert Lewin, Oscar Wilde
Features: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed
Run time: 1 hr. 50 min.
Film: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Language: English

Read about the other films selected by the Santa Fe Opera for the From Screen to Stage series here.

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