Director: Larry Peerce Run Time: 107 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1967
Starring: Beau Bridges, Brock Peters, Jack Gilford, Martin Sheen, Ruby Dee, Thelma Ritter, Tony Musante
Two violent delinquents looking for kicks (Musante and Sheen in their big screen debuts) terrorize a cross section of New York City as found on a late-night subway train. As the pair proceed from molesting a passed-out drunk, to tormenting a gay man, and on up the social ladder, the other members of the train (including the great African American character actors Ruby Dee and Brock Peters) look on in varying degrees of horror—yet can’t help but be relieved it’s not happening to them… until it does. A classic of contained, society-in-microcosm filmmaking with an ending that still packs a punch to this day, THE INCIDENT is a rarely screened and unjustly overlooked gem of late 60s cinema. Brattle Debut!
Double Feature with UPTIGHT
“Hard to watch for all the right reasons.” – Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia