Film Series: Brute Force

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

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