Events \\ Films

Southern Discomfort: Picturing the South in American Cinema

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Gordon Wilkins, assistant curator for exhibitions and research, introduces each film in order to contextualize the piece within the thematic framework of the exhibition.


The Night of the Hunter

This taut yet lyrical Southern Gothic thriller, directed by Charles Laughton with a screenplay by James Agee and starring a terrifying Robert Mitchum as the iconic ne'er-do-well serial killer and conman Reverend Harry Powell, has served as a wellspring of inspiration for generations of directors from Martin Scorsese to Spike Lee. 1955 (92 minutes).

Location: Morse Auditorium
Included with Museum Admission
Reservations suggested
Made possible by the Lowell Institute

Other films in the series:

July 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm | Daughters of the Dust

August 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm | George Washington

August 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm | Beasts of the Southern Wild