*The Defiant Ones*. 1958. USA. Directed by Stanley Kramer. Courtesy United Artists/Photofest

The Defiant Ones. 1958. USA. Directed by Stanley Kramer. Screenplay by Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith. With Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Theodore Bikel. 35mm. 96 min.

When a prison truck crashes on the highway, a pair of shackled convicts—a white racist and an angry African American—decide to make a run for it. The result is an unlikely buddy movie, as Noah Cullen and Joker Johnson crisscross back roads while their mistrust gives way to the necessities of survival.

  1. Friday, February 22,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Thursday, January 17,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies Modern Matinees: Sir Sidney Poitier.