MEAN STREETS Plus
Les Rues de Mean Streets
Sunday, July 16
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel
(1973, Martin Scorsese) Guilt-ridden hood Harvey Keitel keeps a low profile, but out-of-his-friggin’-mind cousin Robert De Niro doesn’t give a flyin’ pasta fazool about those gambling debts. 35mm.
Approx. 110 min.
Plus Les Rues de Mean Streets (2010, Bruce Goldstein), a tour of Marty’s old nabe. Approx. 7 min.
“Scorsese directs with a breathless, head-on energy which infuses the performances, the sharp fast talk, the noise, neon and violence with a charge of adrenalin. One of the best American films of the decade.”
– Time Out
“No matter how bleak the milieu, no matter how heartbreaking the narrative, some films are so thoroughly, beautifully realized they have a kind of tonic effect that has no relation to the subject matter.”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times
“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. Scorsese, shows us a thicker-textured rot than we have ever had in an American movie, and a riper sense of evil.”
– Pauline Kael