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Virtual Seminar: On the Waterfront

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Online/Virtual Space

Apr 08 2021
Virtual Seminar: On the Waterfront

Novelist, writer, and culture critic Laura Bogart leads this virtual seminar on Elia Kazan’s Best Picture winner, and the slyly subversive ways the film plays with gender, desire, and sexuality.

Marlon Brando gives one of the screen's most electrifying performances in this 1954 Academy Award-winner for Best Film. Ex-fighter Terry Malloy (Brando) could have been a contender but now toils for boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) on the gang-ridden waterfront. Terry is guilt-stricken, however, when he lures a rebellious worker to his death. But it takes the love of Edie Doyle (Eva Marie Saint), the dead man's sister, to show Terry how low he has fallen. When his crooked brother Charley the

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