The Night of the Hunter

Monday, April 8
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1hr 33mins // directed by:Charles Laughton // featuring:Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

The Night of the Hunter, the only film the great actor Charles Laughton ever directed, is truly a stand-alone masterwork.

A southern gothic with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell (he of the tattooed knuckles), whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters, are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic (also featuring the contributions of actress Lillian Gi