One Night Only!
|A Tribute to Director Stuart Rosenberg In- Person!|
Join us for a special in-person tribute to one of American cinemas most gifted directors, Stuart Rosenberg. A native of Brooklyn, Rosenberg cut his teeth directing hard-edged 1950s TV crime series like "The Untouchables" and "Naked City," before moving on to features in the early 1960s. His best films combine a beautiful, intuitive approach to working with actors, with a sympathetic feeling for the lives of outlaws and outcasts like the prisoners in COOL HAND LUKE or the smalltime hustlers in POCKET MONEY and THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE.
Wednesday, November 8, 2000
7:00 PM Double Feature
COOL HAND LUKE, 1967, Warner Bros., 126 min. Rosenbergs most acclaimed film stars Paul Newman as a convict determined to outwit and escape the grinding brutality of life in a Southern prison. Co-star George Kennedy won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his superb performance as Newmans devoted friend and fellow inmate.
THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, 1984, MGM/UA, 120 min. Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts star as a pair of hard luck thieves determined to make one big score, in Rosenbergs lyrical New York crime drama. Watch for excellent supporting work from a gallery of great character actors, including M. Emmet Walsh, Burt Young, Philip Bosco, and a wonderful, snarling performance by Geraldine Page as a grieving mother.
Discussion between films with director Stuart Rosenberg.