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  • SCARFACE (1932)
  • SCARFACE (1983)

SCARFACE (1983) & SCARFACE (1932)

Friday, August 11

3:55   9:00


DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.


Directed by Brian De Palma
Starring Al Pacino

(1983)  35mm. Approx. 170 min.
3:55, 9:00

“A DIZZINGLY LURID COKE MELTDOWN… The throbbing id of many criminal fantasies since.”
– Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

“AS INDELIBLE AS A CARTOON, from Pacino’s dementedly hammy performance to the bevy of quotable lines, almost none of which are clean enough to be quoted here.”

“One of those special movies that is willing to take a flawed, evil man and allow him to be human... ‘Scarface’ understands this criminal personality, with its links between laziness and ruthlessness, grandiosity and low self-esteem, pipe dreams and a chronic inability to be happy.”
– Roger Ebert

“The most stylish and provocative – and maybe the most vicious – serious film about the American underworld since Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Godfather.’ ‘Scarface’ is a relentlessly bitter, satirical tale of greed, in which all supposedly decent emotions are sent up for the possible ways in which they can be perverted.”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times


Directed by Howard Hawks
Starring Paul Muni

(1932) X marks the corpses as they drop in garages, lunch room, and bowling alleys: Paul Muni’s thinly-disguised Al Capone wastes his boss and takes over his moll, aided by coin-flipping cohort George Raft, but his – extremely possessive – heart belongs to sister Ann Dvorak. 35mm. Approx. 90 min.

“By far Hawks’ most visually inventive and tonally anarchic movie.”
– Richard Brody

“Howard Hawks’s masterpiece is a dark, brutal, exhilaratingly violent film, blending comedy and horror in a manner that suggests Chico Marx let loose with a live machine gun. The film is a symphony of body shapes and gestures, functioning dynamically as well as dramatically.”
– Dave Kehr

“UNMISSIABLE - if only as the first film in which George Raft flips a dime...”
– Time Out (London)