Directed by: John Ford
Staring: Henry Fonda, Charley Grapewin, Jane Darwell, John Carradine
A rare chance to see this classic film on the big screen. Adapted from John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name, it presents Henry Fonda in arguably his greatest role.
The film depicts the plight of the Joad family, migrant farmers from Oklahoma in the 1930’s, who are forced to flee their share-cropping, along with thousands of other families, when the land turns into a dust bowl. The family take all the meagre possessions they can load onto their vehicle and head for California, where they are promised work and a new home. John Ford’s direction and the striking photography capture the plight of the family. The film portrays human endurance amidst hardship.