1979, Philip Kaufman, USA, 117 min. With Ken Wahl, Karen Allen.
- Sat, Jan 7th 7:45pm
- Wed, Jan 11th 7:45pm
“Delivers some great, gross, comic book capers. And rock history gets its most intelligent illustration since MEAN STREETS.” — Paul Taylor, Time Out London
“Swaggering, touching…a genuinely entertaining night out.” — Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
A maverick who never quite found a niche in the Hollywood system, Chicago native Kaufman’s output ranges from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (co-screenwriter) to the Oscar-winning THE RIGHT STUFF to the sci-fi remake INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS to the X-rating eliminator HENRY & JUNE. Presented in a new digital restoration, this cult classic takes a highly stylized, mythic approach to novelist Richard Price’s tale of teenage life and love in the Bronx ca. 1963, with ethnic strife and gang violence choreographed to a soundtrack of wall-to-wall oldies, heavy on the Four Seasons and Dion. Wahl made his screen debut as the leader of an Italian gang called the Wanderers, whose rivals include the black Del Bombers, the Asian cool-cat Wongs, the ruthless Ducky Boys, and the film’s pièce de résistance, a group of skin-headed hulks known as The Baldies, whose entourage includes a pint-sized groupie fiercely played by Linda Manz (DAYS OF HEAVEN). DCP digital. (MR)