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Classic Film Series: I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang ’32

April 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy free classic films with the fun-loving folks of the Fresh City Life office at the Denver Public Library Central branch. Films are shown in the B2 Conference Room at Central.

About “I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang”: Starring Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, and Helen Vinson. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. “I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang is a gritty, uncompromising, critical, and combative look at the unjust and barbaric treatment of criminals in a southern state’s prison system following World War I. The harsh and grim melodramatic film was one of the first of Warner Bros.’ films of social conscience, reform and protest during the early 30s (at the height of the Depression-era). The film reflected the dire effects of the Great Depression on the common man in its story of a WWI veteran who faced unemployment, was unjustly convicted of a petty robbery, and then twice served and escaped from a southern chain gang as a hunted fugitive during the 1920s. One of the film’s taglines described his second escape: ‘Six sticks of dynamite that blasted his way to freedom…and awoke America’s conscience!’” – filmsite.org. Don’t miss this rare big screen presentation of this film! 92 minutes. Not rated.

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April 14, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm