Sun 22 Sep - Thu 26 Sep 2019
Sun 22 Sep - Thu 26 Sep 2019

114 mins – United States 1969 – Dir: John Schlesinger
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight and Brenda Vaccaro

Now 50 years old, Midnight Cowboy remains an indelible part of film history, with iconography and references to the film still alive in pop culture. Set in the dying days of the 1960s, Midnight Cowboy is the story of the unlikely friendship between two young hustlers in the big city. Handsome but naïve Joe Buck (Jon Voight) quits his job as a dishwasher and relocates from small-town Texas to New York City, hoping to make his way as a male prostitute for wealthy women and enter a life of luxury. As he struggles to find clients & establish his place in the seedy underbelly of the city, he encounters the street-savvy but sickly conman Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman).

These two drifters form a business relationship and close bond, and come to rely on each other for survival in a cold and alienating urban jungle. This deeply affecting tale of loneliness, loyalty, and dreams delayed boasts two incredible performances from Voight and Hoffman. It was the first (and only) X-rated Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards in 1970, and also received Oscars for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Please Note: this film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

+Short Film

Stanley’s Mom (7 minutes, directed by Jerry Li): Stanley has lived with his mother his whole life. Today is the day he says, “No more.” Today is the day he leaves home and becomes a man… if his mother doesn’t stop him first, that is. This short film will support Midnight Cowboy

Sun 22 Sep
1.25pm / 6.15pm
Mon 23 Sep
6.15pm
Tues 24 Sep
6.15pm
Wed 25 Sep
6.15pm
Thurs 26 Sep
6.15pm
Superb performances and a compelling script have made this film a strange mix of Oscar-winner and Cult Classic
Empire
Superb performances and a compelling script have made this film a strange mix of Oscar-winner and Cult Classic
Empire
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