This Wednesday, 5th July ’17 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘The Hustler’ at the Centre’s indoor gallery.
Film: The Hustler (1961)
Run-Time: 132 mins
Directed by Robert Rossen
Starring: Paul Newman, George C Scott, Piper Laurie, and Jackie Gleason
About the Film
An all-time classic and the kind of film Hollywood rarely makes anymore, Paul Newman stars in one of his most iconic roles as Fast Eddie Felson, the pool hustler who learns the hard way that in America, the system crushes talent quickly unless you let it profit from you. Along for the downbeat ride is Piper Laurie, stunning as Newman's damaged girlfriend and the legendary George C Scott as a scheming fixer. Jackie Gleason plays Minnesota Fats, the calm and dignified pool champion who's near impossible to beat.
A sports film, a human drama, a touching love story and a ruthless commentary on the American Dream, this deeply personal film was Robert Rossen's finest hour, a brilliant filmmaker who was blacklisted during the Hollywood Communist witch-hunt and was eventually forced to name names to save his career.