Archive Classics Series: BRIGHAM YOUNG (1940) — Friday, October 22, 7pm – Library Auditorium

This is the first film to be presented in the ARCHIVE CLASSICS series.

This series features the presentation of cinematic gems held in the BYU MOTION PICTURE ARCHIVE.

These films are esteemed to be of particular importance to BYU Students, focusing on depictions, representations, and expressions of latter-day saints in the medium of the cinema.

The plan for the series is to hold one screening per academic semester and include a presentation that will place them in their time and context.

Producer Darryl F. Zanuck viewed the trek west by latter-day saints as a fantastic epic fit for the big screen. Glossing over sticky points, especially polygamy, the production is one of the most sympathetic to early Mormon history and is an absolute milestone for the Church’s public image in the 20th century.

There is incredible history with this film, and too much to put in a blog post. Numerous articles have been written about this film and its influence and impact.

Come see it with a crowd and hear from James D’Arc, former curator of the BYU Motion Picture Archive who knows the film and its importance backwards and forwards.

This is one you don’t want to miss!

Friday, October 22, 7pm – Library Auditorium

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