Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of “Midnight Cowboy”

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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  • Tue Apr 25 : 

    Q&A with dir. Nancy Buirski & prod. Susan Margolin!

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A half century after its release, Midnight Cowboy remains one of the most original and groundbreaking movies of the modern era. With beguiling performances from Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman as two loners who join forces out of desperation, black list survivor Waldo Salt’s brilliant screenplay, and John Schlesinger’s fearless direction, the 1969 film became the only X- rated film to ever win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Its vivid and compassionate depiction of a more realistic, unsanitized New York City and its inhabitants paved the way for a generation’s worth of gritty movies with complex characters and adult themes. Screening followed by an on-stage conversation with director Nancy Buirski and producer Susan Margolin.

Playing as part of DOC NYC Selects: Spring 2023! Save big and get a season pass for all six screenings for $80 ($55 for members)!

  • Running Time 101 minutes
  • Distributor DOC NYC Selects
  • Director Nancy Buirski

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