Program Details
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 7:00 pm
The Theater at MAD

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 7:00 pm
Program Description

For his residency at MAD, Brooklyn based artist Jesse Hlebo presents a series of free screenings that explore the continuous fluctuation found in the relationship between spontaneity and institutional facilitation.  For his cinema program Burning Celluloid Hlebo explores the use of cinema in education, and the theater as classroom.

The theatre is the classroom 
The screen is the blackboard 
The teacher has left, 
we’re all that we have

This week's lesson explores:

Cape Fear 
1962, dir. J. Lee Thompson
with Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen

The inimitable Robert Mitchum embodies a living, breathing nightmare in the form of Max Cady, an ex-convict who stalks and terrorizes Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck) for landing him in jail on a rape charge. A classic psychological thriller, Cape Fear pushes the limits of Hollywood censorship in its suggestion of sexual violence and sadism in ways that can still unsettle viewers today.


Cape Fear
1991, dir. Martin Scorsese
with Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

Martin Scorsese reimagines Robert Mitchum’s role of Max Cady with Robert De Niro, who stars as a cigar-chomping, Bible-quoting, tattooed psycho hell-bent on revenge. Marked by the maestro’s signature visual flourish and masterful pacing, Cape Fear breathes new life into the original classic while paying it respectful homage.


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