The Night of the Hunter
Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation will speak before screening this classic thriller. 4pm Sunday, October 8, 2023, at the newly rejuvenated nearly 100 year-old venerated Eagle Theater in the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles.
Director: Charles Laughton Run Time: 93 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1955
Starring: Evelyn Varden, James Gleason, Lillian Gish, Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters
Screenwriters: James Agee, Charles Laughton
Producer: Paul Gregory
Co-presented by the Alex Film Society
Charles Laughton’s lone directorial departure, The Night of the Hunter, is one of the most chilling and haunting films ever set to celluloid. Robert Mitchum is beyond terrifying as a serial-killing preacher in the Deep South, set on hunting children in his search for fortune. With a striking Southern Gothic atmosphere and stunning black-and-white imagery that will burn itself into your brain, this is one gorgeously twisted masterpiece.