THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
Dir. Charles Laughton (1955); 93 min
FRIDAY, March 7th at 7:30pm
DIGITAL SCREENING – FREE ADMISSION
One of the greatest, most influential directorial debuts in movie history, The Night of the Hunter was a major critical and commercial failure in 1955, and Charles Laughton never directed another film, which was bad for him, bad for us and bad for Norman Mailer, whose The Naked and the Dead was to be Laughton’s follow-up project.
Based on Davis Grubb’s gothic novel, it’s a grim fairytale for adults set in poverty-stricken West Virginia during the depression and centres on a father going to the gallows for murder after concealing some stolen money in his little daughter’s doll and swearing her brother to secrecy. An ogre in the form of a psychotic preacher (Robert Mitchum’s best, most scary performance), who’d shared a cell with their father, is after the loot.
For more information visit: http://5thavenuecinema.org/upcoming-films/2013/12/19/the-night-of-the-hunter
Dir. Alan Parker (1978); 121 min
FRIDAY, March 7th at 7 & 9:30pm
SATURDAY, March 8th at 7 & 9:30pm
SUNDAY, March 9th at 3pm
Midnight Express is a harrowing tale of a naïve American caught in a nightmare of his own making thousands of miles from his home. Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) is an American tourist visiting Turkey with his girlfriend Susan (Irene Miracle) when he’s caught by customs officials trying to smuggle a large amount of hashish out of the country. The crime would normally carry a sentence of four years, but officials decide to make an example of Billy
For more information visit: http://5thavenuecinema.org/upcoming-films/2013/12/19/midnight-express
Allison Higginbotham received her MA in Film and Television Studies at University of Warwick in Coventry, England where she focused on the intersections of new media and network television.
Vincent Caputo is at the University of Chicago’s Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, specializing in Cinema Studies.
Film grad Bryn Hubbard (’09) completed his MFA in filmmaking at Florida State University in 2013. He currently is working on productions in L.A.; http://www.brynscotthubbard.com
Stephanie Hough is an Education Program Coordinator at the Northwest Film Center. Her film “HEART” screened at the Portland International Film Festival in the Oregon shorts program. Stephanie also was interviewed on KBOO’s The Film Show alongside Kimberly Warner and Oscar nominee Irene Taylor Brodsky
Mark Baker works as a videographer for Multnomah County.
Vanessa Berntsen is a technical support engineer for Netflix in their global escalations division.
Jon Garcia’s fourth feature film, The Falls: Testament of Love, had its world premiere at the Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and it currently is screening at tilm festivals around the country: http://www.thefallsmovie.net/testament/testament.html
Julie Nakama, PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh, has been awarded the Richard C. and Barbara N. Tobias Dissertation Fellowship towards work on her dissertation about fashion and costume in 1960s Hollywood film. Julie also was awarded the A&S Dissertation Research and Development Grant by the university so that she can conduct research at the Margaret Herrick Library in Los Angeles.
Thursday, March 13 at 7 pm at the Portland Art Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium – 1219 SW Park Avenue. Part of the Northwest Film Center’s Northwest Tracking Series.
… and the world premiere of my newest work, NAKED PREACHER LADY, a documentary portrait about a former Sacramento public access television celebrity and self professed prophet of God with a show that included country music karaoke, inspirational sermons, and food play.
We are excited to announce that Professor Dustin Morrow’s recent film Everything Went Down has been named an official selection of the Canada International Film Festival, which has also given the film a Royal Reel Award. The Royal Reel designates that the movie is one of the ten best films submitted to the festival this year (out of more than 3000 submissions). Congrats to Professor Morrow and the entire cast and crew!