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Film Series : Kael's Causes Célèbres

Mean Streets

1973, Martin Scorsese, USA, 112 min.
With Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 17th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 22nd 8:00pm

"A true original, and a triumph of personal filmmaking. This picture about the experience of growing up in New York's Little Italy has an unsettling, episodic rhythm and it's dizzyingly sensual."—Pauline Kael

Turning his camera to the tough Italian neighborhood in New York where he grew up, Scorsese follows Charlie (Keitel), a fledgling book collector for the local mob, as he tries to balance his strained romance with an epileptic girlfriend and his friendship with her violent, unstable brother, Johnny Boy (De Niro). The role won De Niro critical acclaim and marks the first collaboration of one of the most celebrated actor/director pairings in film history. 35mm. (Christopher Sanew)

Kael's rave review of MEAN STREETS, quoted at length in WHAT SHE SAID, gave a tremendous boost to the young filmmaker's career. You can read it in this link.

PAULINE KAEL DISCOUNT!
Buy a ticket at our regular prices for WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL, and get a ticket for any one film in the Kael's Causes Célèbres series at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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