Odds Against Tomorrow: Screening & Discussion

Program Description: The library’s History Room is pleased to present a special screening & discussion of Odds Against Tomorrow with documentary filmmaker David McDonald. Odds Against Tomorrow is a 1959 film starring Harry Belafonte that was filmed in Hudson and New York City and used many Hudsonians for cast and crew. There will be a preview of McDonald’s trailer for his documentary in progress about the filming of Odds Against Tomorrow and a discussion about the film, followed by the screening.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 28 from 6-8pm.

In an artist profile for Greene County Council on the Arts David McDonald writes: “Apparently, tons of people in the town of Hudson had served as extras in the movie or played a part in the production…so I got it into my head to do a short video about [people’s] memories of the event. To do so, I thought I should sit through the old movie, and when I did so, I was gobsmacked.  That movie, all about the price of intolerance, was as relevant for today’s world as it had been in 1959. I was hooked.” McDonald’s documentary is a “film-about-a-film”.

The movie runs for about one hour and forty minutes. This program is open to the public and there is a suggested donation. Snacks and refreshments will be available at a cash bar.

For more information email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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