November 8, 2012, @ 8:00 pm
(Delbert Mann, US 1955, 94 min.)
Tribute. The second of only two films ever to win both the Palm d’Or and the Oscar for Best Picture, Marty began as a teleplay by the great Paddy Chayefsky, who then adapted the script for the big screen. Taking over for Rod Steiger, Ernest Borgnine slipped effortlessly into the role of a kindhearted but lonely Bronx butcher who comes to the aid of an equally plain schoolteacher (played by the rather lovely Betsy Blair) after she’s abandoned at a dancehall by her date. Together, these two lonely hearts share a close encounter with love.