Film focuses on mob violence, vengeance
The Waupaca Area Public Library will show “Fury” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5.
Hosted by Dr. Jack Rhodes, this will be the first in the library’s First Thursday Film Series for 2017.
Guest critic Robert Cloud will discuss this classic 1936 film about mob violence and vengeance.
Starring four-time Oscar winner Spencer Tracy and Sylvia Sidney, “Fury” is director Fritz Lang’s first American film.
A refugee from Nazi Germany, Lang had built an international reputation with such films as “Metropolis,” a silent-era science-fiction epic, and “M,” a psychological thriller about a serial child killer.
“‘Fury’ presents Tracy in one of the darkest roles of his career,” Cloud said. “His character, Joe, is falsely accused of a kidnapping and a mob burns down the jail where he is held. In his quest for vengeance, Joe corrupts the court system and wrecks his personal relationships.”
The movie is free and open to the public. Complimentary popcorn, sodas and theater treats will be provided.