'Pressure Point' (1962) and 'Bless the Beasts and Children' (1971)

Friday, September 20, 2013
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

Champion: The Stanley Kramer Centennial

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Online: $10. General: $9. Non-UCLA students*, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required): $8. UCLA students (ID required): free.


UCLA Film & Television Archive
(310) 206-8013



Additional Information

Guest: Tippi Hedren.  

'Pressure Point' (1962) Directed by Hubert Cornfield. Sidney Poitier portrays a prison psychiatrist treating an inmate (Bobby Darin) whose sociopathic violence was animated by childhood traumas and expressed through Nazi sympathies. His medical judgment ultimately distrusted by his peers because of his race, he nonetheless persists in his commitment to confronting irrational prejudices, through science as a personal stand. United Artists. PRODUCER: Stanley Kramer. Based on a short story by Robert Mitchell Lindner. SCREENWRITER: Hubert Cornfield, S. Lee Pogostin. CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ernest Hall. EDITOR: Frederic Knudtson. CAST: Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk, Carl Beton Reid, Mary Munday. 35mm, b/w, 91 min.

Followed by: 'Bless the Beasts and Children' (1971) Directed by Stanley Kramer. Sent by their parents to summer camp in hopes of straightening out various behavioral problems, a varied group of teenage boys form a makeshift band of brothers. Ostracized by other campers, they find a mission upon discovering plans for the slaughter of a herd of bison whom they set out to free. Continuing producer-director Stanley Kramer’s career-long fascination with the problems of youth. Columbia Pictures. PRODUCER: Stanley Kramer. Based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout. SCREENWRITER: Mac Benoff. CINEMATOGRAPHER: Michel Hugo. EDITOR: William A. Lyon. CAST: Bill Mumy, Barry Robins, Miles Chapin, Darel Glaser, Bob Kramer. 35mm, color, 109 min.

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