Film Screening: On the Waterfront, 1954
THE END: A season of films depicted in Mario Rossi’s The End, a work featured in Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always that captures in paint the final frames of one hundred film endings.
Each film is introduced with a talk from a guest artist or filmmaker.
On the Waterfront, 1954, directed by Elia Kazan
Dockworker Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) had been an up-and-coming boxer until powerful local mob boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) persuaded him to throw a fight. When a longshoreman is murdered before he can testify about Friendly’s control of the Hoboken waterfront, Terry teams up with the dead man’s sister Edie (Eva Marie Saint) and the streetwise priest Father Barry (Karl Malden) to testify himself, against the advice of Friendly’s lawyer, Terry’s older brother Charley (Rod Steiger).