“THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER is so loaded with neurotic symbology that it can accommodate nearly any meaning any generation wishes to assign to it, and that’s the source of its uneasy, primordial power…”
A high-contrast cinematic fairy tale that delights and, let’s face it, terrifies every new generation that sees it. The one and only film directed by the great actor Charles Laughton stars Robert Mitchum as a sanctimonious “man of the cloth” who pursues a pair of orphaned children for their wealth. Adapted for the screen by James Agee and co-starring Lillian Gish and Shelley Winters. Free Member Monday—free admission for all AFS members on March 20.