Panic in the Streets
Elia Kazan (1950)
Elia Kazan’s 1950 film noir centers on public officials working together to prevent an epidemic from breaking out in New Orleans’ working-class immigrant communities. The film stars Richard Widmark, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jack Palance, and Zero Mostel!
On June 24, we discussed this immeasurably relevant film, centering around questions of community, contagion, knowledge, and power. Participants included:
Moderator: Boris Dralyuk, Executive Editor, Los Angeles Review of Books
Rob Adler Peckerar, Executive Director, Yiddishkayt
J. Hoberman, Author, New York Times
Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé, Professor, Tulane University