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The Art of Film: The Night of the Hunter

Join us for our monthly film screening series, The Art of Film, featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies.

The Art of Film presents a forum for appreciating movies as an art form. Featuring audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening, this unique Polk Museum series will entertain, engage, and educate audiences of all ages. 

The Night of the Hunter  (1955), Charles Laughton

The Night of the Hunter (1955), Charles Laughton

October: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Synopsis: A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Director: Charles Laughton
An English-American stage and film actor, director, producer and screenwriter. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In 1927, he was cast in a play with his future wife Elsa Lanchester, with whom he lived and worked until his death.

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Introduction and Screening at 6:30 pm

The Art of Film is free to attend. Cash bar available.

Organized by:
William Allen, Associate Professor of Digital Media, Florida Southern College
Matthew Herbertz, Assistant Professor of Communication, Florida Southern College


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"Art Out Loud" Student Reception
Later Event: October 29
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