Movies at the Museum: Night of the Hunter
With Halloween just around the corner, are you ready to get a little spooked? If so, come join us for classic thriller Night of the Hunter.
Based on the Southern Gothic novel by Davis Grubb, Night of the Hunter was adapted for the screen by well-known author James Agee (A Death in the Family) and prolific actor Charles Laughton, who also directed it (the only film he every directed). Featuring truly creepy cinematography and a frightening performance by Robert Mitchum, the film follows the story of the Reverend Harry Powell, who has just been released from prison and is hunting down the widow and children of his former cellmate. Shelley Winters and silent film star Lillian Gish are also featured.
The film will be followed by a discussion with Professor Craig Fischer.
After the film and discussion, wander over to one of the wonderful participating restaurants for dinner, drinks, and conversation. Present your film ticket for 10% off your meal! *Discount is good for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights after the screening.
Craig Fischer is a Professor of English at Appalachian State University. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the editorial board of Cinema Journal, and the Executive Committee of the International Comic Arts Forum at the Library of Congress. He reads too many comic books and watches too many B-movies.