Repertory Picks

Brando by the Bay

On Film / In Theaters — Dec 12, 2013

Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront is the kind of movie one might call the whole package: gripping storytelling, evocative cinematography that captures a sense of time and place, a sensational score, and, of course, amazing performances, topped by an iconic turn from one of the greatest actors who ever lived, Marlon Brando. It’s an enveloping experience, and it’s particularly enrapturing on the big screen, as viewers at Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archive can find out when it plays on Sunday as part of the series The Resolution Starts Now: 4K Restorations from Sony Pictures. Watch a scene below between Brando and Eva Marie Saint—both tremulous, both resilient. It’s easy to see why each won an Oscar for their role.