Afs & Sundance Now Doc Club Present: The Pope Of Greenwich Village

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Afs & Sundance Now Doc Club Present: The Pope Of Greenwich Village
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Austin Film Society says
Screens Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30pm

THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE
D.Stuart Rosenburg, USA, 1984, 35mm, 121 minutes

AFS Artistic Director Richard Linklater will introduce and take part in an audience discussion after the film.

Mickey Rourke (Charlie) and Eric Roberts (Paulie) play Italian cousins who get fired from their jobs in an upscale New York restaurant when Paulie's caught skimming checks. Charlie struggles with unpaid bills and expenses from his ex-wife and young son, while trying to start over with his girlfriend Diane (Darryl Hannah). He turns to Paulie to come up with some fast cash schemes. While memorable for it's nostalgic portrait of 80s New York punctuated by beautifully choreographed street scenes, the film's greatest and most memorable achievements are in the loose, brilliant performances by Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts.

This screening is presented in partnership with SundanceNOW Doc Club.


Part of the Series:

JEWELS IN THE WASTELAND: A TRIP THROUGH '80s CINEMA WITH RICHARD LINKLATER (1984-86)
Last year, AFS Artistic Director joined us for a screening and discussion series spotlighting some of the very best films made between 1980 and 1983. The event was a huge popular success. Audiences flocked to see these films, many of which had not been seen in theaters for decades, and also to hear Linklater's thoughts on them, and his observations about cinema as a whole.

This spring the series picks up where it left off, with a whole new slate of films, this time we are focusing on films made between the years 1984 and 1986. Each screening will feature a live introduction from Richard Linklater and a post-screening discussion on stage. A series pass is available or tickets may be purchased individually for the series.
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By: Austin Film Society

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