Castro Theatre Fri, Nov 8, 2019 7:00 PM


*Double Feature in 35mm!* RAGING BULL Believing it would be his final film, Martin Scorsese put his wits-all into this exquisitely brutal bio of middleweight champ Jake LaMotta. Robert De Niro’s dynamically detailed performance won the Oscar and the film remains the standard by which all Scorsese/De Niro collaborations are measured. Cathy Moriarty and Joe Pesci co-star in this universally heralded masterpiece, written by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin (RIP). (1980, 129 min, 35mm) + MEAN STREETS After directing a drive-in programmer for Roger Corman, Scorsese burst on the scene with his boundary-breaking depiction of small-time hoods in Little Italy. All of the director’s indelible trademarks burn bright here, while the improvisations between the guilt-ridden Harvey Keitel and the dangerously unhinged Robert De Niro are alternately moving and hilarious. (1973, 112 min, 35mm)