Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street
Father Michael William Logan, a Catholic priest (Montgomery Clift) has a crisis of faith when he hears the confession of Otto Keller, the caretaker at his residence. Otto confesses to Logan that he accidentally killed a lawyer during a robbery. By keeping Keller’s secret as part of his priestly duties, suspicion for murder falls on Logan. Will he keep Keller’s confession a secret, even if it means jeopardizing his own freedom and destroying the marriage of Ruth Granfort (Anne Baxter), a woman Logan once loved?
I Confess (1953) was released two years after Strangers on a Train and was the only time Alfred Hitchcock worked with Clift. Still in her teens, Baxter was in the running for the role of the second Mrs. DeWinter in Rebecca (1940), which eventually went to Joan Fontaine.
Have some Joe and Enjoy the Show!
Before the movie, grab a cup of coffee from Overflow Coffee Bar, located within the Daystar Center. You can bring food and beverages into the auditorium; we even have small tables set up next to some of the seats. General Admission: $5 Students and Senior Citizens: $3.
|Anne Baxter and Montgomery Clift in I Confess|
Join the Chicago Film club; join the discussion
Once a month we screen a classic film and have a brief discussion afterward. For more information, including how to join (it’s free), click here. To purchase your ticket in advance, click here. The Venue 1550 is easily accessible by the CTA. Please visit Transit Chicago for more information on transportation options.
Daystar Center located at 1550 S. State St. works through a grassroots network of collaborations and partnerships with individuals and other nonprofit organizations. Through this web, they’re able to provide educational, cultural, and civic activities that enrich and empower their clients, guests, and community members. To learn more about classes and events offered at the Daystar Center, please visit their Web site.