1947. USA. Dir: Jules Dassin. With Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn. 98 min.
The harshest of Dassin’s socially conscious films noir concerns prison inmates suffering under a power-mad security chief who pushes institutional cruelty to the point of sadism. The imprisoned men reflect on their former lives as they channel their present frustration into a risky escape attempt. Co-sponsored by the Center for Prison Education.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free