Heroes & Villains
Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters (1955)
Directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum in one of his most sinister and villainous roles, this legendary masterpiece of American cinema blatantly sets forces of good and evil in stark opposition. Night of the Hunter is a chilling thriller-fantasy, telling the story of psychopathic preacher Harry Powell, a truly terrifying, sleepy-eyed, diabolical, dark-souled, self-appointed preacher with psychotic, murderous tendencies in pursuit of $10,000 in cash.
St. George’s Cinema comes alive once again for the 2017 Silver Screen Festival with an edge-of-the-seat theme guaranteed to set the blood racing. Taut plots, dark storylines, tense cliff-hangers and gritty performances abound in this week-long festival of classic film evoking the golden age of Hollywood, and exploring the fight between good and evil, and the tensions of right and wrong. Some of cinema’s greatest names in acting are immortalised in eleven award-winning movies that see ruthless and spine-chilling villains pitted against courageous and feisty heroes and heroines.