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Art in the Form of Film: On the Waterfront (1954)
May 21, 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Friday, May 21, 5:45-9pm
Special Fee: $7, includes a glass of wine or bottle of water.
If you ever wondered what film launched a thousand bad parrots of “I coulda been a contender,” then look no further than On the Waterfront. While the sentiment expressed is certainly relatable, it’s the heart-wrenching, remorse-filled delivery by a young handsome Marlon Brando, who won Best Actor Oscar, which makes the line a classic. This beautiful B/W film by Best Director Elia Kazan is themed around systemic injustice, a seemingly perennial challenge. Of further note is On the Waterfront features an impressive debut by the beautiful Eva Marie Saint, who won Best Supporting Actress. Named by some film critics as one of the greatest movies ever made, you owe it to yourself to watch this film, whether for the first time or on a repeat viewing. Instructor Paul Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion.