The Loft Presents Frank Sinatra In "The Man With The Golden Arm" At Heritage House

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Loft will present "The Man With The Golden Arm" at Thursday, Jan 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Heritage House Arts & Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road in Chattanooga.

Cost is free.  Running time is 1 hr., 59 min. / rated 'TV-14' for its graphic depictions of drug use.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Review of "The Man With The Golden Arm":

Noted as the first mainstream American feature film to focus on the issue of drug addiction as the central theme, "The Man With The Golden Arm" helped build the reputation of Otto Preminger as a director not shy about tackling controversial issues. 

This milestone film pulls no punches, portraying heroin addiction in stark, dramatic terms, and setting the standard against which later drug addiction films would be compared. 

Frank Sinatra, his singing career temporarily in eclipse, delivers a masterful performance, earning him an Academy Award nomination for "Best Actor in a Leading Role" in 1955. 

The film also features the top-shelf talents of score composer Elmer Bernstein, jazz musician Shorty Rogers, and title designer Saul Bass.



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