Friday, May 25 - Sunday, May 27, 2018

DCP Projection

“A remarkable effort… Martin Scorsese collaborated with Nicholas Pileggi on this 1990 adaptation of Wiseguy, Pileggi’s nonfiction book about gangsters in Brooklyn, and in terms of narrative fluidity it may well be the most accomplished thing Scorsese’s ever done. Set between the mid-50s and the mid-80s, the semifictionalized story centers on a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Mafia recruit (Ray Liotta)—who narrates along with the Jewish woman (Lorraine Bracco) he eventually marries—and the other gangsters in his immediate circle (Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, and Paul Sorvino). Paradoxically, the violent, amoral world the film depicts may be the darkest Scorsese has ever shown, but the surface mood is lighter than any Scorsese film since Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum

Screening as part of our Waverly Midnight series, Scorsese.


  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1990
  • Running Time 146 minutes
  • Director Martin Scorsese
  • Cast Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci