THEATER 2 Fri, May 17 6:00 PM
THEATER 2 Sat, May 18 1:30 PM
THEATER 2 Sat, May 18 3:30 PM
THEATER 1 Sat, May 18 6:00 PM
THEATER 1 Sun, May 19 6:30 PM
THEATER 1 Tue, May 21 8:30 PM
THEATER 1 Thu, May 23 8:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1961
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Peter Kaas
Cast:John Heffernan
Stewart Heller
Barry Collins
Orville Steward
Ethel Ayler
Screenwriter:Calvin Floyd


In this marvel of independent filmmaking, a mysterious drifter named Gaunt wanders through the countryside. After he stumbles upon the scene of a brutal murder, Gaunt finds himself framed for the crime and forced to flee deeper into the woods with the only witness to the crime: the victim’s young Deaf son. Visually arresting and ambitious in scope, exploring themes of guilt, race, and faith, TIME OF THE HEATHEN—overlooked upon its limited release in the UK—is a neo-realistic discovery for even the more well-versed cinephiles. Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive and Lightbox Film Center, University of the Arts at Illuminate Hollywood laboratory, in collaboration with Corpus Fluxus and Audio Mechanics from the 35mm picture, soundtrack negative and the original ¼” stereo master recording of Lejaren Hiller’s score. Funding provided by Ron and Suzanne Naples. Film Center exclusive.