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A Child Shall Lead Them: Making The Night of the Hunter - Saturday, November 12th through Saturday, November 19th, 2011

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Co-production between University of Maryland and Georgetown University:

A Child Shall Lead Them: Making The Night of the Hunter

Derek Goldman, director

Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 8:00 pm Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 2:00 pm Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 7:30 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 7:30 pm Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 7:30 pm Friday, November 18, 2011 - 8:00 pm Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 2:00 pm Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 8:00 pm Kogod Theatre

The 1955 film The Night of the Hunter was largely ignored upon its release but is now widely regarded as an American masterpiece. A Child Shall Lead Them: Making The Night of the Hunter is a historical re-imagining of the making of the film, woven from the classic screenplay and accounts of the shooting from those who were there.

This multimedia stage production, written by director Derek Goldman, provides a powerful new framework for experiencing this uniquely chilling tale of corruption and evil, in which the forces of creation and destruction do battle with each other. Learn more about this classic 1955 thriller in the UM Libraries:

  Books: including critical studies of The Night of the Hunter's place in the history of American cinema and the genre of Surrealism, as well as studies of the work of Hunter screenwriter and American author James Agee and director Charles Laughton

  Film: watch The Night of the Hunter in the UM Libraries, and explore this film and other works of the golden age of film noir genre through a collection of pulp cinema coming attractions