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This summer film series celebrates notable contributions of Williams College alumni to feature films. Fridays, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 6pm & FREE
June 14, On the Waterfront, Directed by Elia Kazan ’30 stars Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J Cobb, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint. The film focuses on union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen, while detailing extortion & racketeering on the waterfronts of Hoboken. The film received 12 Academy Award nominations & won eight, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando), Best Support Actress (Saint), & Best Director.
June 21, The Manchurian Candidate, directed by John Frankenheimer ’51, is a political thriller about the son of a prominent U.S. political family who is brainwashed into being a sleeper agent for a Communist conspiracy to subvert the American government. This 1962 production was nominated for two Academy Awards & is considered a classic of the political thriller genre.
June 28, The Graduate is a coming of age film that branded a generation of Americans, & was based on the novel by Charles Webb ’61. The Graduate was written in Charles’ senior year, & opens with: “Benjamin Braddock graduated from a small Eastern college on a day in June.” Directed by Mike Nichols. Stars Dustin Hoffman, Ann Bancroft, Katharine Ross, & William Daniels. Won Academy Award for Best Director & nominated in 6 other categories.
FREE, but please register here: https:tinyurl.com/y572kqhs
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