August 15 – 21
The Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s claimed the accomplished and promising careers of a wide swath of directors, screenwriters, producers, and actors whose contributions to studio moviemaking include subversive period epics, lean and morally complex noirs, and snappy, class-conscious comedies. The Film Society will present a one-week exclusive theatrical run of Thom Andersen and Noël Burch’s Red Hollywood, the groundbreaking documentary about the men and women whose careers were destroyed by the blacklist, along with a selection of films by blacklist casualties chosen by Andersen himself. Andersen explains, “There are many remarkable films by Hollywood blacklist victims that could not be excerpted in Red Hollywood. This series provides a rare opportunity to discover—or revisit—some of these gems projected on the big screen.”
Presented in collaboration with Anthology Film Archive's series Screenwriters and the Blacklist: Before, During, and After (August 22 – September 2).