Classic Film: Intruder in the Dust
07/11/2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members and students with valid i.d., free with VIP Film Pass. map
black man is accused of murder in this locally-filmed adaptation of William Faulkner’s
novel about the Jim Crow-era South, championed by Ralph Ellison as "the only film that could be shown
in Harlem without arousing unintended laughter, for it is the only one… in
which Negroes can make complete identification with their screen image."
conjunction with the exhibition The
Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South, Intruder in the Dust brings viewers home
to the place where Cloar spent much of his life. Clarence Brown’s film
criticizes the backwards and racist mentalities entrapping America through a
court trial of a black farmer accused of murdering a white man. The first in a
trio of important and critical films chosen in response to The Crossroads of Memory, this screening provides an expanded
network of thought for Cloar's work, allowing us to view his paintings in a
wider context alongside works that cross boundaries of medium, geography and
Clarence Brown | U.S.A. | 1949 | 87 minutes
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