Syd­ney read­ers! See these mas­ter­pieces like it’s 1969! (Or 1975, or 1995.)

Empire (Australasia) - - Pre.view - GO TO HTTP://BIT.LY/2ATOCMW OR GOOGLE “NICHE 505” FOR TICK­ETS AND MORE DE­TAILS.

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.