• 29 Jun 2017 to 29 Jun 2017

    Film for Thought – 5th July 2017 at 6.30 pm – Screening of ‘The Hustler’ at Sunaparanta

    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.