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Bigger Than Life is Nicholas Ray’s searing portrait of 1950s’ suburbia—considered by many to be the grown-up flipside to his earlier Rebel Without a Cause.

It is still not available on DVD but here is your chance to see it the way it was meant to be seen—in a new 35mm Cinemascope print on the big screen! James Mason is at his best as a school teacher who suffers from debilitating pain and blackouts and is given just months to live. After agreeing to an experimental treatment, the “miracle” drug cortisone, he makes a remarkable recovery, but his life soon spirals out of control as his addiction takes hold. With Walter Matthau and Barbara Rush. (95 mins., 35mm)

Official Website: http://www.wexarts.org/fv/index.php?eventid=3515

Added by Wexner Center on December 5, 2008