Professor’s film on Montgomery Clift to debut in Pittsburgh

Montgomery Clift

“Making Montgomery Clift,” a documentary by Robert Clift, film and media studies professor in the Dietrich School Arts & Sciences, and Hillary Demmon will get its first Pittsburgh showing at 7 p.m. April 19 at the Andy Warhol Museum theater.

Countless biographies have reduced actor Montgomery Clift to labels like “tragically self-destructive” and “tormented” because of his homosexuality. Directors Robert Clift, the actor’s nephew, and Hillary Demmon re-examine Clift through the eyes of those who knew him.

The film draws on interviews with family and loved ones, as well as a collection of unreleased archival materials from both Montgomery and his brother, Brooks Clift.

Following the screening, the filmmakers will participate in a Q&A.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.