Midnight Cowboy (Talkback with John Farr)

Tue Jun 25
  • Tue Jun 25

Tue Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm: Join us for a new series featuring outstanding classic films on select Tuesday evenings once a month. John Farr, Founder of the Playhouse and Creator of bestmoviesbyfarr.com, will introduce and give a short talk about each film before the lights go down. After screenings, guests are invited to join him for “Farr @The Bar” – drinks and casual conversation following the film in the Playhouse Cafe.

Director: John Schlesinger Run Time: 113 min. Format: Digital Rating: R

Starring: Barnard Hughes, Brenda Vaccaro, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Owens, Gilman Rankin, Jennifer Salt, John McGiver, Jon Voight, Ruth White, Sylvia Miles

Daring. Provocative. Shocking. Compelling. 50 years after its original release, Midnight Cowboy “is still heartbreaking and timeless” (The New York Observer). This Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Director and Screenplay also boasts Oscar-nominated performances by Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, neither of whom have “ever been better on screen than they are here” (Chicago Tribune).

When Joe Buck (Voight), a good-looking, naively charming Texas “cowboy” makes his way to the Big Apple to seek his fortune, the only wealth he finds is in the friendship of Ratso Rizzo (Hoffman), a scrounging, sleazy, small-time con man with big dreams. Living on the tattered fringe of society, these two outcasts develop an unlikely bond, one that transcends their broken dreams and get-rich-quick schemes and makes Midnight Cowboy “that rarest of things: [a film] every bit as moving now as it was when it was [first] released” (Premiere).

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