Henry Hathaway

Courtesy 20th Century Fox Niagara (1953)


Thu., Oct. 6, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Sat., Oct. 8, 3:45 p.m., Mon., Oct. 10, 6:45 p.m., Tue., Oct. 11, 8:15 p.m., Wed., Oct. 12, 6:15 & 6:45 p.m., Thu., Oct. 13, 6:15 p.m., Fri., Oct. 14, 6:15 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 15, 12:45 & 3:15 p.m. 2016

Location Info:

Film Society of Lincoln Center
65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam
New York, NY  10023
Much of the anticipation for this year's New York Film Festival centers on the premieres of the fall's hottest titles, but programmer Kent Jones has also stashed a twelve-film sidebar retrospective of a Hollywood craftsman who doubled as a landscape artist. A contract director at 20th Century Fox for most of his career, Henry Hathaway combined tight narratives of masculine egos on the line with expertly crafted location work. In Niagara (1953), Hathaway turns a Marilyn Monroe–starring domestic nightmare into an epic showcase for the eponymous falls; in Spawn of the North (1938), the brotherhood between George Raft and Henry Fonda becomes dwarfed by Alaskan glaciers falling into the sea. Hathaway's travelogues ventured from the Ozarks to Tepotzotlán to Lower Manhattan, combining great stories with the spectacle of place.

The New York Film Festival's Henry Hathaway sidebar runs through October 15 at the Film Society. Click here for the screening schedule.
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