East of Eden

Opens Friday, Apr 18, 2014 Synopsis: This truncated screen version of John Steinbeck's best-seller was the first starring vehicle for explosive 1950s screen personality James Dean, who plays Cal Trask, the "bad" son of taciturn Salinas valley lettuce farmer Adam Trask (Raymond Massey). Although he means well, Cal can't stay out of trouble, nor is he able to match the esteem in which his father holds his "good" brother Aron (Richard Davalos). Only Aron's girlfriend Abra (Julie Harris) and kindly old sheriff Sam Burl Ives) can see the essential goodness in the troublesome Cal. When Adam invests in a chancy and wholly unsuccessful method of shipping his crops east, his wealth plummets. In an effort to save the business, Cal obtains money from his estranged mother (the proprietor of a whorehouse) and invests it in a risky new bean crop. The gamble pays off (thanks in no small part to the war), but Adam refuses to take the money from Cal, and the resultant quarrel causes Adam to have a stroke. Released the same year as Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden provided Dean with his first Oscar nomination, for Best Actor. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives, Dick Davalos, Jo Van Fleet Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Off the Beaten Path: The journeys we make

...turtle hunting, to exploring the Amazon, to the rapid disappearance of wildlife around the world, to a Floridian murderer and farmer, to Long Island fishermen, to Lake Baikal, to an expedition to film great white sharks underwater for the first time, to...
In the Stacks: New adult nonfiction a grand exchange of views on film: she introduces him to people directly affected by climate change such as her uncle, a farmer who is trying to outmaneuver changing rain patterns, early soil-warming, and buffalo flies to continue to make a living...
Farm bill includes payments to rural counties for federal land

...Water Act. The amendment follows a Supreme Court ruling last year that water from logging roads is the same as runoff from a farmer's field and is not industrial pollution."The Clean Water Act was not intended to regulate stormwater runoff on forest roads...
Joe Tompkins teammates

...Carron (Fort Collins. Colo.)SLED HOCKEYSteve Cash (Overland, Mo.); Taylor Chace (Hampton Falls, N.H.);Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.); Nikko Landeros (Johnstown, Colo.); Jen Lee (San Francisco, Calif.); Taylor Lipsett (Plano, Texas...
Farmer girl: Organics up north

Picture a farmer in your head. Now erase that image, because Jen...It's just crazy for me that I'm actually a farmer now. I used to seriously, like, cry that I wasn't a farmer because I wanted it so bad. And I just knew that...
Boys of Abu Ghraib

Synopsis: Young Army Reserve enlistee Jack Farmer (Luke Moran) experiences an intense crisis of conscience after becoming a prison guard at Abu Ghraib in Iraq, where his commanding officer (Sean Astin) coerces him into using intense interrogation techniques on a terrified detainee (Omid Abtahi) who appears to have committed no crime. Before long, the soldier who joined the military to defend his country begins to unravel due to the inhuman treatment he witnesses in a daily basis. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Luke Moran, Elijah Kelley Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Farmer wants to 'clean up' Juneau

Mark Farmer is running for mayor in part because he...said. "We're a very good community." Farmer, 46, has worked in public relations and...numbskulls that work up on Fourth and Main." Farmer also feels that Juneau needs to be a better...
Farmer's Market returns for its second year

The Juneau Farmer's Market and Local Food Festival will...things they grow," Bornstein said. "The farmer's market turned out to be the hardest...Cooperative Extension Service for the farmer's market. They received a grant form...
Farmer to run for mayor

JUNEAU - Mark Farmer announced his intention Saturday to run for mayor. The seat is currently...and served one term, then was elected mayor again in 2003 and 2006. Farmer is a 46-year-old retired, disabled U.S. Coast Guard veteran...


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