Look Who’s Back: The Hollywood Renaissance & the Blacklist
Classic Film, Film
Midnight Cowboy + Introduction
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"Look Who’s Back: The Hollywood Renaissance & the Blacklist" film season invites you to re-think the youth-orientated image of the Hollywood renaissance, suggesting that we should not overlook the vital contribution of a group of middle-aged, liberal-minded, formerly blacklisted creatives.
Season Curator Andy Willis (Professor of Film Studies at the University of Salford and Senior Visiting Curator at HOME in Manchester) has provided exclusive video introductions for this and all screenings in the season at Riverside, giving you vita insights into the thinking behind the season and a rationale for the choice of films included, as well as those left out.
Two men hustle their way through 1960s New York in this bittersweet classic of New Hollywood.
Noted today for the now legendary performances of Jon Voight as country boy turned would-be male prostitute Joe Buck and Dustin Hoffman as down-at-heel con-man Ratso Rizzo, Midnight Cowboy is widely celebrated as one of the most ground-breaking American films of the late 1960s.
Reflecting the challenging material the production team put on screen, Midnight Cowboy also became the first film rated X in America to win an Oscar® for Best Picture. Add Harry Nilsson’s top 10 version of the song ‘Everybody’s Talkin’’ to this and you have something of an all-time classic.
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Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Barnard Hughes
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