On the Waterfront--Great Directors Film Series
April's Monday matinee, On the Waterfront, is a 1954 crime drama directed by Elia Kazan. This film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Marlon Brando), Best Director (Kazan), and Best Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint). Brando plays Terry Malloy, an ex-boxer who is working as a dock hand on the Hoboken, New Jersey waterfront. His girlfriend (Saint) and a local priest encourage him to stand up to the mobsters controlling the the longshoremens' union after his brother and best friend are murdered under suspicious circumstances. The movie will begin at 1:00 PM and light snacks will be served.