The Defiant Ones

1958, 96m, 35mm, U.S.

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Screened July 29–31, 2017

How’s this for high-concept? Convicts Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier—rife with racial resentment but chained to one another in a grand escape from prison—struggle to reach past their differences as they try to outrun the police. A physically exhausting production for the two leads, who did most of their own stunts, this pursuit drama was awarded Oscars for screenplay and cinematography and was celebrated for openly confronting taboo social themes in an era of segregation.

A film by Stanley Kramer