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Night of the Hunter 

When: Thu., Feb. 23, 7 p.m. 2017
Price: $10

This 1955 tale of two children menaced by a charming but twisted "man of the cloth" who's married their naïve mom has lost none of its ability to chill viewers to the bone. Notably, it does so with a minimum of violence, its unbearable sense of menace coming from the direction of Charles Laughton (his lone cinematic directorial effort) and Robert Mitchum's unforgettable portrayal of Harry Powell, memorably marked by the love and hate tattoos across his knuckles. It's one of four films being screened in this iteration of the Modern School of Film series, in which series founder Robert Milazzo discusses scenes and specific frames in detail as the film runs. The series aims to take viewers deeper into movies, but it determinedly avoids feel-good cinema. (Next up is Funny Games, next to which Night of the Hunter is a light-hearted romp.) That approach is a fine way to encourage looking beyond the simple cinematic pleasures, but the series appreciates those too, as evidenced by the free popcorn. —David Klein

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