Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL
When: September 3, 2016
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Hosted by Stephen Reginald
Wuthering Heights (1939) is the tale of Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier) and Cathy’s (Merle Oberon) tortured love affair, based on the novel by Emily Bronte. As a young boy, Heathcliff was rescued from poverty by Cathy's benevolent father. After his death, Cathy's brother Hindley treats Heathcliff like a hired hand. Heathcliff is filled with rage and bitterness, but he stays because of his love for Cathy, who longs for life of comfort and ease. Cathy eventually marries a wealthy neighbor, which makes Heathcliff burn with jealousy and makes him move embittered.
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (William Wyler) Wuthering Heights is “one of the most romantic films Hollywood ever made,” this according to the Los Angeles Times.
Stephen Reginald is a freelance writer and editor. He has worked at various positions within the publishing industry for over 25 years. Most recently he was executive editor for McGraw-Hill’s The Learning Group Division. A long-time amateur student of film, Reginald hosts “Chicago Film Club,” a monthly movie event held in the South Loop, for the past two years. Reginald has also taught several adult education film classes at Facets Film School, Chicago.