Heroes & Villains
Marlon Brando, Lee J. Cobb, Eva Marie Saint (1954)
In the electrifying performance that define his career, Brando plays Terry Malloy, a onetime prize-fighter resigned to backbreaking work on New York docks ruled by the iron fist of mob-connected, union boss Johnny Friendly. Nominated for twelve Oscars and winning eight, this thought-provoking and unforgettable melodrama follows Terry’s redemption and heroic struggle to bring down Friendly’s corrupt empire.
On the Waterfront redefined the possibilities of acting for film and helped permanently alter the cinematic landscape. It remains a haunting portrait of life on the margins.
St. George’s Cinema comes alive 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 festival of classic film that looks through the cinematic lens at the forces of good and evil, and the fight for right over wrong. Some of cinema’s greatest names in acting are immortalised in eleven award-winning movies from the golden age of Hollywood that see ruthless and spine-chilling villains pitted against courageous heroes and feisty heroines.