Persian LessonsMay 17, 2023
Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight CowboyMay 18, 2023
Convinced of his irresistible appeal to women, Texas dishwasher Joe Buck (Jon Voight) quits his job and heads for New York City, thinking he’ll latch on to some rich dowager. New York, however, is not as hospitable as he imagined, and Joe soon finds himself living in an abandoned building with a Dickensian layabout named Enrico “Ratso” Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman). The two form a rough alliance, and together they kick-start Joe’s hustling career just as Ratso’s health begins to deteriorate.
Directed by John Schlesinger
Written by Waldo Salt
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Brenda Vaccaro, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Barnard Hughes
Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Academy Award nominated for Best Actor for both Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman and Best Editing.
“Today, MIDNIGHT COWBOY provides a spellbinding glimpse — etched in acid — of how we lived then that bears comparison to the work of great documentary still photographers…”
“A slick, brutal (but not brutalizing) movie version of James Leo Herlihy’s 1965 novel.”
The New York Times