In the 1950s, refusing to testify or give names at House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) hearings could result in being blacklisted and unable to work in Hollywood.
Yet, while some directors, screenwriters, and producers lost their careers, others continued to make movies in secret.
See three films by blacklisted filmmakers Abraham Lincoln Polonsky, Carl Foreman, and James Dalton Trumbo and a tale about blacklisted writers working clandestinely on Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Tonight, enjoy Lonely Are the Brave (1962), starring Kirk Douglas and Walter Matthau. Maverick cowboy Jack Burns attempts to free his best friend Paul Bondi from jail and becomes a hunted man.
The Hollywood Blacklist: A Film Series runs on January 23 & 30 and February 6 & 13.
This event is free and open to all. Drop in for a fun time.