We show over 40 films every term at Film Unit, so there will be something for everyone. To find out about our upcoming films in more detail, or to book tickets, select a film from the list on the left hand side. You can click here to see our entire schedule.
On the Waterfront won eight Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay, as well as Best Actor for Marlon Brando. Set on the waterfronts of Hoboken, New Jersey, the film centres on corruption and union violence among longshoreman (a manual laborer who is involved in loading and unloading ships). Terry Malloy (Brando) is an ex-prize fighter turned dockworker whose brother, Charley, is the right-hand man to mob-connected union boss, Johnny Friendly, who gloats about his significant control of the waterfront. When a longshoreman is murdered Terry must choose his allegiance between the dead man’s sister or his own mob-connected brother.