“Works very, very nicely.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“I am full of admiration for the superb pacing, the tactful understatement of the location shooting, and the sharp feel of the city.” - Roger Greenspun, New York Times

Saturday, June 22, 3:00 p.m. & Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. | In this quirky and swiftly paced heist thriller, Sean Connery stars as John “Duke” Anderson, an ex-con recently released from prison who plans a major robbery of a luxury apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Assembling a team of criminals, including “The Kid,” played by a baby-faced Christopher Walken, Duke meticulously organizes the heist, unaware that every move the thieves make is being monitored by various parties, including the FBI. Stitched together with surveillance recordings, wiretaps, and security camera footage, THE ANDERSON TAPES gives the audience a voyeuristic glimpse into the execution of an unexpectedly complicated crime and endures as a standout entry in the heist-film genre, ahead of its time as a commentary on surveillance, for its use of “found” footage, and for its knotty network of perspectives.

Sidney Lumet CentennialSidney Lumet (1924–2011) was a director driven by stories of morality. Corrupt systems vs. brave protagonists, the worst of men pitted against the best, honesty in the face of hypocrisy—Lumet’s filmography reflects his dedication to championing what is true and what is just in this harsh world. To celebrate his centennial, we present 12 films by the Oscar-winning filmmaker, June 1–August 21View full series

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu