The Film Society of Lincoln Center today announced the details for their upcoming series “Red Hollywood and the Blacklist.” Beginning Friday, August 15th, it will parallel the one-week exclusive theatrical run of Thom Andersen and Noel Burch’s revelatory documentary “Red Hollywood,” which offers a unique perspective on Hollywood filmmaking from the 1930s to the 1950s, when “red” screenwriters and directors worked within the studio system to make films that challenged issues of class, war, race, and gender.
The film series, chosen by Andersen, is a selection of movies by blacklist casualties. “There are many remarkable films by Hollywood blacklist victims that could not be excerpted in ‘Red Hollywood,'” Anderson explained. “This series provides a rare opportunity to discover — or revisit — some of these gems projected on the big screen.”
Among those films are two from Joseph Losey (“The Prowler” and “Big Night”), as well as a pair from Cy Endfield (“Hell Drivers” and “Zulu”). Other selections include Louis King’s “Road Gang” (1936), Frank Tuttle’s “I Stole a Million” (1939), Abraham Polonsky’s “Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here” (1969) and Robert Wise’s “Odds Against Tomorrow” (1959).
Tickets for the theatrical run of Red Hollywood, as well as for the films screening in the Blacklist series, will go on sale Thursday, July 24. Visit www.filmlinc.com for complete film festival information.