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Film for Thought: 20 Feb 2019, 6.30 pm - Screening of `Midnight Cowboy' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 20th February 2019 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘Midnight Cowboy’ at the outdoor amphi theatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran.

Film: Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight

Run-Time: 1 hr 52 mins

About the Film 

One of the landmark American films, Midnight Cowboy is one of the few films about the urban nightmare and the hellish existence of the poor drifter.

Jon Voight plays Joe Buck, a street hustler from Texas who comes to New York with “big” dreams of making a fortune and ends up facing the brutal realities of survival in the mean city where he is out-hustled by everyone including the crippled, sleazy conman ‘Rizzo Ratso’ (Hoffman).

Midnight Cowboy – winner of 3 Oscars including Best Picture, Director and Screenplay, this is also a moving story of friendship and the bonding created by shared suffering.

Over the years, the memorable score by JOHN BARRY and the title song “EVERYBODY’S TALKING” by NILSSON have also become classics.