The Night of the Hunter, Bertolt Brecht, and the film yet unseen

Visiting Assistant Professor James Byrne, English, will discuss the film The Night of the Hunter. Listed by the Cahiers du Cinema as the second greatest film of all time, and by British Film Institute as one of the top ten movies you should see by the age of fourteen, The Night of the Hunter remains today a film not fully seen by its audience. this talk hopes to reveal a little more of the majesty of this film by discussing the “love affair” of Brecht and Laughton, and the masterful influence Brecht’s theories on epic theater have on the version of the film.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Chase Small