Brando in ‘Burn!’

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The 1969 film “Burn!” starring Marlon Brando will be screened Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library.

The event is free and open to the public.

The story is set in the 1840s on a fictional island in the Antilles where the Portuguese control the vital sugar cane industry. Brando plays Sir William Walker, a mercenary enlisted to wrest control of the island for the English government.

Walker’s mission is to infiltrate the island’s enslaved African population in order to incite an insurrection. The coup is successful and though Walker returns home, he is not through with the island nor is the island through with him.

“‘Burn!’ is a trenchant examination of colonial rule as well as a riveting action packed drama,” a statement from the library said. “Brando considered it one of his best films.” The film is rated R.

Contact the library at 244-7065.

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