Join us for a screening of the 1958 classic, Thunder Road, filmed in and around Asheville.
Special guest speaker Michael Gouge, lecturer of mass communication at UNC-Asheville, Mr. Gouge previously taught a first-year colloquium called Film, the Automobile and American Culture in which Thunder Road was required viewing.
Robert Mitchum stars as a Korean war hero who returns to his hometown in Tennessee and takes over his family's bootleg moonshine business where he has to battle both the mob and federal agents. Not only did Mitchum star in the film, he wrote the story and the film's theme song; Robert's son Jim plays his younger brother in the film. Thunder Road is widely considered the best movie about moonshine bootleggers, and its climatic car chase is one of the finest ever captured on film.
Fine Arts Theatre Asheville (View)
36 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
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