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Culture Club screens ‘The Intruder’

Posted by bgsuenglish on February 2, 2009

“Tuesdays at the Gish,” a film series sponsored by The Culture Club, in association with the Department of Theatre and Film, continues tomorrow evening with a screening of Roger Corman’s controversial 1963 film The Intruder.

Legendary B-movie director and producer Roger Corman has often bragged that he never lost money on a single film that he made . . . except for this one. Indeed, The Intruder is quite different than other low-budget exploitation pictures that made Corman famous. The film stars a pre-fame William Shatner as a vicious racist who arrives in a small Southern town to incite racial violence. The box-office failure of The Intruder may have caused Corman to swear off “message” films for the rest of his career, but not before he produced this look at racial tension at the beginnings of the Civil Rights era.

The screening begins at 7:30 at the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall.

Tell all of your friends! See you there!

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