The Last Hurrah
Directed by: John Ford
Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17, 2013
Due to a print problem, we will not be able to screen the film on 35mm as previously announced. We will be showing the film digitally.
“Ford [is] superbly at ease on his Irish-American home ground in an elegiac account of the last, doomed campaign of a New England political boss (based by way of Edwin O’Connor’s novel on Boston’s Mayor Curley), defeated by time and new-fangled media image-making. Sidestepping the corruption inseparable from this sort of old-style politicking, Ford prints the legend with a warm, rueful (almost testamentary) sense of recollection. Outstanding camera-work by Charles Lawton, and a rich gallery of performances in which Hollywood veterans and Ford’s stock company are well to the fore.” – Time Out (London)121 Minutes