Fri 20 - Fri 27 Sept

Midnight Cowboy

Cert. 18

New Releases

113 mins

in English

UK | 1969 | dir. John Schlesinger, with Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, Brenda Vaccaro

50th anniversary new digital 4K restoration

‘After a year of uncertainty when he almost decided to leave film behind, Dustin Hoffman (against industry advice) took the role of seedy conman ‘Ratso’ Rizzo and delivered a remarkable performance. Jon Voight is equally impressive as naive young Texan Joe Buck, who arrives in New York believing that women will be falling at his feet, but finds himself sharing a squat with his unlikely ally. ‘Midnight Cowboy is (…) uncompromising, yet at its heart is an affectionate friendship between two drifters, set against a great John Barry soundtrack‘ Despite its X rating, Midnight Cowboy won Oscars® for best film, director and screenplay – fifty years on, it’s never looked better’ (Justin Johnson, BFI).



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