Based on the book by Marjorie Rawlings, The Yearling (1946) captured the timeless themes of youth, loss, and the delicate balance between nature and human existence. It portrayed the emotional journey of a young boy, played by Claude Jarman, Jr., who forms a deep bond with a deer, highlighting the complexities of growing up and reconciling personal desires with the often-disappointing realities of life. The film's heartfelt storytelling and breathtaking cinematography earned critical acclaim in its time that still resonates with audiences today. The film also stars Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman.
Stay after the screening for a Q&A with Claude Jarman, Jr. Book signing to follow.
Doors open at 11:00 am. No reserved seating.
Clarence Brown Film Festival
This event is part of the Clarence Brown Film Festival, celebrating the work and legacy of Knoxvillian Clarence Brown (1890–1987). Nominated for eight Oscars, Brown directed the biggest stars of the silver screen including Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, and Elizabeth Taylor. Events are free and open to the public.
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