Intruder in the Dust (1949) - Clarence Brown Film Festival

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Clarence Brown's Intruder in the Dust addresses issues of racial injustice and prejudice during a time of heightened racial tension in the United States. Released in 1949, the film adaptation of William Faulkner's novel takes a mature, tough look at issues of equality and the importance of standing up against bigotry. Its portrayal of a black man falsely accused of murder and the subsequent efforts to prove his innocence highlights the pervasive racism of the era and serves as a powerful critique of racial discrimination. Starring Claude Jarman, Jr., David Brian, and Juano Hernandez

Doors open at 1:00 pm. No reserved seating.

Clarence Brown Film Festival

This event is part of the Clarence Brown Film Festival, celebrating the work and legacy of Knoxvillian Clarence Brown (1890–1987). Nominated for eight Oscars, Brown directed the biggest stars of the silver screen including Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, and Elizabeth Taylor. Events are free and open to the public.



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