Detroit Film Theatre


DFT 101: THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE

Saturday, January 19, 2013

4:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/1948—directed by John Huston)

A couple of down-on-their-luck Americans (Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt) team up with a grizzled prospector (the great Walter Huston) to find gold in the forbidding mountains of Mexico. John Huston’s magnificent portrait of human nature, greed, paranoia and madness is one of the best adventure films in movie history – the supremely entertaining result of terrific writing (Huston’s script was adapted from the original novel by B. Traven), great performances all around and the thrillingly confident, muscular direction of John Huston. Academy Awards went to John Huston for Best Screenplay and Best Direction, while Huston’s father, Walter, took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as Howard, the cantankerous, irrepressible old prospector who remains one of the most unforgettable characters in all cinema. One of the truly essential American movies. (126 min.)

“One of the great movies. Walter Huston’s performance is a masterpiece.” –Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Saturday, January 19 at 4:00 PM
 
Admission to this show is free for DIA members.
 
Special funding provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.