Film Series: “On the Waterfront”

ON THE WATERFRONT
1954. USA. Dir: Elia Kazan. With Marlon Brando, Karl Malden. 108 min.

On the Waterfront

In the wake of his HUAC testimony, Kazan gave the finger to his detractors with this powerful tale of defiance in the face of corruption. More than a “contender” at the Oscars (the film nabbed eight), WATERFRONT proves that even a bum can get righteous redemption. Intro by Joan Miller, Head Archivist, Elia Kazan Collection.

Date: Tonight, October 15th
Time: 8PM
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema
FREE

6 thoughts on “Film Series: “On the Waterfront”

  1. johnwesley

    You have to understand that Kazan’s generation had lived through the Stalin-Hitler pact of 1939, the great betrayal of socialist principles; to them, it was the Communist Party that was dysfunctional, increasingly paranoid and disrespectful of its own rank and file. Naming names was just a logical extension of Kazan’s feelings about the party.

  2. johnwesley

    You have to understand that Kazan’s generation had lived through the Stalin-Hitler pact of 1939, the great betrayal of socialist principles; to them, it was the Communist Party that was dysfunctional, increasingly paranoid and disrespectful of its own rank and file. Naming names was just a logical extension of Kazan’s feelings about the party.

  3. johnwesley

    You have to understand that Kazan’s generation had lived through the Stalin-Hitler pact of 1939, the great betrayal of socialist principles; to them, it was the Communist Party that was dysfunctional, increasingly paranoid and disrespectful of its own rank and file. Naming names was just a logical extension of Kazan’s feelings about the party.

  4. Question

    So he made a story about a man standing up in the face of organizational madness and corruption after going along with the McCarthy hearings and naming names?

  5. Question

    So he made a story about a man standing up in the face of organizational madness and corruption after going along with the McCarthy hearings and naming names?

  6. Question

    So he made a story about a man standing up in the face of organizational madness and corruption after going along with the McCarthy hearings and naming names?

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