Hud (1963)

Time of Transition: Film in the 1960s
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 6:30 pm

Hud Bannon represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud’s nephew Lon admires Hud’s cheating ways, though he soon becomes aware of Hud’s reckless amorality. He’s a cheat, but, he explains, “I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner.” Directed by Martin Ritt, starring Paul Newman and Patricia Neal. Film selection and discussion with Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. One hour, 52 minutes.
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