Brute Force

Saturday, March 2 11:30am

Monday, March 4 7pm

It’s all right there in the title. Burt Lancaster stars as a state-prison convict under the thumb of a sadistic guard captain (a fantastic Hume Cronyn). Only a long-shot escape plan might relieve the pressure. Jules Dassin (The Naked City, Rififi) overcomes the static tendencies of the prison picture with flashbacks, a rogue’s gallery of fine character actors, and directorial vigor.

1947 Jules Dassin 1.37:1 B&W DCP 98 min.