Judge Priest

Judge Priest

Directed by: John Ford

Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 31, 2013

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35mm print “Terrific… This was the second of three Ford films to star Rogers, the crackerbarrel humorist perfectly cast here as the lazy gadfly who stings a small-town Southern community, still divided by prejudice and the lingering legacy of Civil War conflicts, into shamed awareness of its intolerances. A warmly funny, richly atmospheric slice of Americana.” – Time Out (London)

“One of the most deeply felt visions of community in the American cinema… In some ways, JUDGE PRIEST marks the birth of the poet in Ford. By 1931 he had made some 40 features; many of the 60 that followed would rank with the finest works of the medium.” – Dave Kehr

NR, 81 Minutes
USA, 1934




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