On the Waterfront (1954) | Screening & Panel Discussion
An instant hit, On the Waterfront won eight Oscars, including best picture, director, actor, supporting actress (Eva Marie Saint), and screenplay, and was filmed right on the docks of New York and New Jersey! Now you can see the film’s drama and crime played out on the big screen at 5:15pm.
At 4:30pm, the New York Preservation Archive Project (NYPAP), a co-sponsor for this event, will lead the pre-show panel discussion on the history of preservation and the NYC waterfront.
This film will be the triumphant conclusion to NYPAP’s 2nd Annual “People Preserving Place” Film Festival taking place in April 2018. NYPAP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and celebrating the history of historic preservation in New York City.
Synopsis: Dockworker Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) had been an up-and-coming boxer until powerful local mob boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) persuaded him to throw a fight. When a longshoreman is murdered before he can testify about Friendly’s control of the Hoboken waterfront, Terry teams up with the dead man’s sister Edie (Eva Marie Saint) and the streetwise priest Father Barry (Karl Malden) to testify himself, against the advice of Friendly’s lawyer, Terry’s older brother Charley (Rod Steiger).