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Past Event Screening of Making Montgomery Clift with Directors Robert A. Clift and Hillary Demmon

Footage of Montgomery Clift smiling at the beach is projected on the wall in the background while co-director Robert Clift watches the footage in the foreground. On a table next to Robert are stacks of film reels and an old film projector.

We present the Pittsburgh premiere of the documentary, Making Montgomery Clift (2018), about the accomplished and influential Hollywood actor. Known for bucking traditions on and off screen, countless biographies have reduced Clift to labels like “tragically self-destructive” and “tormented” because of his queer sexuality. Now, directors Robert Clift—Montgomery’s nephew—and Hillary Demmon rigorously re-examine these flawed narratives through the eyes of those who knew him. Drawing on interviews with family and loved ones, as well as a rich collection of unreleased archival materials from both Montgomery and his brother, Brooks Clift, this fresh portrait of the actor’s passions, contributions, and commitment to living and working in his own way gives one of Hollywood’s underappreciated legends his due. Following the screening, filmmakers Clift and Demmon will participate in a Q&A.

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m.