Two Academy awards winning films 'The Great Gatsby', the film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic 1925 novel will be screened at 6.00 pm on October 28 at the American Centre, Galle Road, Colombo 3.
Directed by Jack Clayton and produced by David Merrick the film stars Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson, Sam Waterston, and Lois Chiles.
Gatsby tells the story of the mysterious and elusive Jay Gatsby (Robert Redford), a superrich businessman who likes to throw wild weekend-long, gin-soaked parties at his sprawling Long Island estate. But who is he? Where did he come from? Rumors abound, but no one seems to know for sure, and as long as the band keeps playing and the booze keeps flowing, no one seems to care all that much.
When Nick Carraway (Sam Waterston), a young businessman from the mid west, rents a cottage on Gatsby's estate, he soon finds out that Gatsby holds a torch for Nick's cousin, Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow), who lives across the bay in an equally huge mansion with her brutish husband Tom (Bruce Dern), a physically abusive philanderer who enjoys spouting Fascist rhetoric while waving around his polo mallet. When Daisy finds out Gatsby is nearby, a strained secret reunion takes place at Nick's cottage, but trouble soon follows.
Can Gatsby turn his unrequited love into a successful second chance? Will Daisy want to leave her loveless but comfortable life with Tom?