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Sat, Aug 5, 2017
7:30pm
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TOUGH GUYS FINISH FIRST: A ROBERT MITCHUM CENTENNIAL
Double Feature!
THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER / CROSSFIRE

Writer Susan King reflects on Robert Mitchum's life and career on our blog here.

Introduction by Preston Neal Jones (author of "Heaven and Hell to Play With: The Filming of THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER").
THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
1955, Park Circus/MGM, 93 min, USA, Dir: Charles Laughton

Robert Mitchum is astonishing as a sociopathic wandering preacher who uses his fire-and-brimstone fundamentalism to mask his schemes to blithely rob and murder gullible yokels - and puritanical Shelley Winters, left alone with her son and daughter and a stash of cleverly hidden loot, is a perfect target. Lillian Gish is rock-solid as the elderly matron who shelters the children when they flee from the homicidal Mitchum. Charles Laughton’s simultaneous debut and swan song as a film director.


35 mm!

CROSSFIRE
1947, Warner Bros., 86 min, USA, Dir: Edward Dmytryk

Robert Mitchum, Robert Young and Robert Ryan lead the cast in this noir-tinged drama, among the first Hollywood films to confront anti-Semitism. When a Jewish man is murdered, a homicide detective (Young) focuses on a group of former soldiers, while an Army sergeant (Mitchum) conducts a parallel investigation to clear his friend of the crime. Costarring Gloria Grahame, CROSSFIRE earned Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Director.


Screening formats: DCP (THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER), 35mm (CROSSFIRE)
Aero Theatre • Sat, Aug 5, 2017 • 7:30pm
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