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The Pawnbroker

 
 
Thu, Jul 28, 2022
  • 7PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 116min
FORMAT: DCP
GENERAL ADMISSION: $16
MEMBERS: $8 (free for Level 4 and above)
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Part of Film series The Method on Film
Directed by Sidney Lumet | 1965

With Rod Steiger, Jaime Sanchez, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters

In this brilliant adaptation of Edward Lewis Wallant's novel, Sol (Rod Steiger), the embittered survivor of a Nazi death camp, is now a Harlem pawnbroker unable to adjust to normal life in New York City. Carrying the weight of his people's extermination in his walk, he condemns his clientele’s everyday complicities in evil and flashes involuntarily between his daily life in New York and his time in the camps. In building a cinematic vocabulary for trauma, director Sidney Lumet—an Actors Studio founding member—elicited the best of Strasberg’s Method in Steiger’s emotionally repressed, Oscar-nominated performance.

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

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