HOLLYWOOD BERLIN: Fury
In Fritz Lang’s first American film, everyman Joe (Spencer Tracy) is en route to a joyful reunion with his fiancée Katherine (Sylvia Sidney) when he is caught up in a small town’s investigation of a kidnapping. Mob violence erupts, and after narrowly escaping an attempted lynching, Joe seeks revenge via the justice system.
Although the film was released in 1936, Fury raises issues about race, technology, mob violence, the corruption of political and legal institutions that remain remarkably current. Professor Eric Rentschler (Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard) will be joined by Carsey-Wolf Center Director Patrice Petro for a post-screening discussion.
This event is free but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.
Tickets will be released on Thursday, October 12th at 11:00 AM.