Out This Week: Making Montgomery Clift
A four-time Academy Award-nominee, Montgomery Clift was one of the most influential actors in the history of cinema, bucking traditions on and off screen. Unfortunately, countless biographies have reduced him to labels like tragically self-destructive and tormented about his sexuality. Now, filmmakers Robert Clift (his nephew) and Hillary Demmon have rigorously examined the flawed narratives that have come to define Monty’s legacy.
Drawing on interviews with family and loved ones – including former companions Jack Larson and Lorenzo James – and a rich collection of unreleased archival materials from Monty 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.