Tuesday 19 August @ The Lord Palmerston 8pm
“It is still possible to feel the power of the film and of Brando and Kazan, who changed American movie acting forever.” - Roger Ebert
Marlon Brando clumsily attempts to court Eva Marie Saint to a backdrop of union corruption and mob-endorsed violence. In 1952 Elia Kazan was hauled before the House Committee of UnAmerican Activites and proceeded to name fellow artists he believed held Communist sympathies (including Arthur Miller). On the Waterfront is generally considered to be Kazan’s apologia. Nominated for 12 Academy Awards, won 8.