Sydney readers! See these masterpieces like it’s 1969! (Or 1975, or 1995.)
Event Cinemas George St has released the schedule for their latest Niche 505 screening sessions – a chance to see classic movies on the big screen (for the first time, for most of us.)
6 APRIL CASINO
Scorcese’s 1995 classic, based loosely on Nicholas Pileggi’s non-fiction book, with Robert De Niro as mob nerd Ace Rothstein, Sharon Stone as his dissolute wife, and Joe Pesci as the brilliantly deranged Nicky Santoro. “You beat him with your fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he’ll keep coming back and back til one of you is dead.”
4 MAY DOG DAY AFTERNOON
Sidney Lumet’s 1975 bank-heist-gone-wrong flick with Al Pacino and John Cazale as the boys in the bank. A riveting character study, it won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and was nominated for five other Oscars, including one of Lumet’s five Best Director nominations (cruelly, he never won.) It’s also one of Empire’s Greatest Movies Of All Time (number 443, to be precise).
1 JUNE EASY RIDER
Dennis Hopper’s directorial debut, and perhaps his greatest triumph (before blowing it all with The Last Movie just two years later), 1969’s Easy Rider remains a counterculture classic, as well as inspiring a million stars-and-stripes gastanks. Peter Fonda is Wyatt, Hopper is Billy, Jack Nicholson is George, and all of them are high. “What you represent to them is freedom.” Right on, brother.