A famous “social problem” drama of the 1940s, Elia Kazan’s Gentleman’s Agreement deals with the scourge of anti-Semitism in America. Gregory Peck stars as an investigative journalist who goes undercover, pretending to be Jewish in the “polite society” of upper-class New York. He quickly learns just how deep the roots of prejudice and hatred are, even among his own friends. One of the most courageous Hollywood productions of the classical era, Gentleman’s Agreement won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director.
Widescreen Wednesday Series – Films We Love
Join us for a series of films hand-picked by professors from the School of Theatre, Film & Television! Every film buff has a list of personal favorites – movies that have a special significance. Maybe it’s a film you loved as a kid, or one that resonates with you today. At each film screened this year, a faculty member will give an introduction that not only gives fascinating historical and artistic context, but also explains why they chose their particular film. Bonus: each feature will be preceded by the presentation of a short film made by a student in our Bachelor of Fine Arts program!