Sunday, February 20, 2011


This week go back to the 70's with Al Pacino at the film forum. The two films that stand out from this retrospective are "The Panic in Needle Park" 71' and "Scarecrow" 73'. Panic is a gritty New York story with Pacino as a street pusher that brings a young girl into the seedy circle of drug addicts and crooks on the West Side. Mostly shot on the streets this film by Jerry Schatzberg gives one the feeling of being part of the gang of degenerates. This film has a one day run this Monday. In even a shorter run with only two shows is "Scarecrow" also by Jerry Schatzberg. This 70's classic pairs Al Pacino with Gene Hackman as two down and outs hitching from California to Detroit. This is a dialogue movie that has both actors at the height of their abilities. If you would like to get an insight on either of these two films the director will be having a Q & A after the 7:40pm show of "Scarecrow" on Thursday. Once again the Film Forum brings New York what it wants to see.

THE PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK - Monday - 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:45, 10:00
DOG DAY AFTERNOON - Tuesday - 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
SERPICO - Wednesday - 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL - Thursday - 1:10, 3:20, 5:30
SCARECROW - Thursday - 7:40*, 9:50 Q & A after the 7:40pm show!!

1 comment:

  1. These both of the film stories are awesome such that these both of the movies The Panic in Needle Park" 71' and "Scarecrow" 73' are related to the true story.