"Actor Charles Laughton's only film as a director is considered one of Hollywoods most unusual masterpieces. A crooked psychopath disguised as a preacher (Robert Mitchum) goes on the trail of hidden heist money, the secret of which is held by two children. When the children go on the run, the preacher stalks them across the rural countryside of the depression-era American Midwest. Mitchums character is undoubtedly one of the most sinister and twisted in all of classic cinema, and the best of his many roles. Shelley Winters also stars as the manic mother of the two children, with silent star Lillian Gish as the strong shotgun-wielding woman who tries to rescue them. Filled with hallucinatory imagery and stark sets, Night of the Hunter is one of the most haunting thrillers of all time. Manic tent revivalism and the quiet beauty of riverside communities are depicted with equal mastery in this rare cinematic gem.
Bring blankets, picnic dinner and cocktails for this special screening below and above the stars.
DJ David Hollander spins soundtracks before and after the screening."
No reservation necessary. Tickets sold at gate. Gates open at 6:30 pm
Added by ben on September 18, 2003