On the Waterfront. 1954. USA. Directed by Elia Kazan

In tandem with the Scorsese Collects gallery exhibition, this series illuminates the conjunction of graphic and cinematic influences that shaped Martin Scorsese’s aesthetic. Thirty-three features from Britain, France, and the United States by his frequently acknowledged icons Michael Powell, Max Ophuls, and Jacques Tourneur are presented alongside noir, horror, comedy, adventure, and lesser-known B pictures by filmmakers such as Joseph H. Lewis, Stanley Kubrick, Jean Renoir, Preston Sturges, and Scorsese himself. All films are in 35mm unless otherwise indicated.

Organized by Dave Kehr, Adjunct Curator, and Ron Magliozzi, Associate Curator, with Sophie Cavoulacos, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Film.

Prints courtesy Twentieth Century Fox, Academy Film Archive, BFI, Cinématheque francaise, Institut Francaise, Janus Films, The Library of Congress, Martin Scorsese, NBCUniversal, Rialto Pictures, UCLA Film & Television Archive, and Warner Bros.

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