On the windswept Yorkshire moors, the tragic Heathcliff and Catherine, unable to bridge the chasm of social class, are consumed by a love that can never be. Based on the haunting novel by Emily Brontë, the 1939 film Wuthering Heights starred Merle Oberon, David Niven, Geraldine Fitzgerald, and the incomparable Laurence Olivier, and was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning Best Cinematography. It has since been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. 1939, 35mm, 104 minutes.
Join Eric Simonson, director and dramaturg of the Minnesota Opera’s Wuthering Heights and Sheryl Mousley, film/video Curator, for a post-screening discussion on the novel’s adaptations in film, television, and opera.