Is civilization, as Sigmund Freud once said, merely “a renunciation of instinct”? Or, as the Victorian historian Thomas Carlyle once pondered, is it “only a wrappage, through which the savage nature of man can still burst”? In the Dryden, we don’t profess to know the answer, but we know one thing: when it comes to movies, watching civilized guys lose it in the wilderness can be pretty entertaining. This summer, we’ll be showing four movies that offer just that, prodded by the inclusion of the desert-set Inferno in our 3-D series.
Wednesday, July 11, 8 p.m..
(John Boorman, US 1972, 110 min.)
Wednesday, July 18, 8 p.m..
Track of the Cat
(William Wellman, US 1954, 103 min.)
Wednesday, July 25, 8 p.m..
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
(John Huston, US 1948, 126 min.)
Wednesday, August 1, 8 p.m..
The Naked Prey
(Cornel Wilde, South Africa/US 1966, 96 min.)