ZOOM EVENT - Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic

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Virtual Screening Room Mon, Apr 12 7:00 PM
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Live Virtual Sky Room Talk:

At-Home Discussion and Q&A on MIDNIGHT COWBOY

Hosted by author Glenn Frankel and moderated by professor Foster Hirsch

Monday, April 12th at 7:00 PM – Zoom Invitation Link provided in Email Order Confirmation

Public $10 | Members $7

Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic

Join CAC and New York Times-bestselling author & Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, Glenn Frankel as he reveals the history of Midnight Cowboy, the controversial 1969 Oscar-winning film that signaled a dramatic shift in American popular culture. Glenn’s new book, Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Masterpiece, takes readers behind-the-scenes to explore the origins and impact of the Oscar-winning film.

In this program, Glenn Frankel will lead us in a discussion on the making of Midnight Cowboy, John Schlesinger’s adaptation of James Leo Herlihy’s novel of the same name. The now iconic story chronicles the unlikely friendship between a hustler who moves to New York and a con man. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight as "Ratso" Rizzo and Joe Buck, Schlesinger’s film debuted in cinemas in 1969 and became one of the top grossing movies of the year, as well as the first X-rated film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. It introduced realism into films about street life in American cities and was groundbreaking in its depictions of complex representations of LGBT identity. Midnight Cowboy has since been ranked on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest American films of all time.

Glenn Frankel worked for many years at the Washington Post, where he served as bureau chief in London, Jerusalem and Southern Africa, winning a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1989. He taught journalism at Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin, where he directed the School of Journalism. He has won the National Jewish Book Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His books on the making of The Searchers and High Noon were bestsellers that have won critical acclaim, and he is a Motion Picture Academy Film Scholar for his new book, Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Masterpiece, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He and his wife live in Arlington, Virginia. https://www.glennfrankel.com/

"A rare cinema book that is as mesmerizing as its subject." Kirkus Reviews

Foster Hirsch is a professor of film at Brooklyn College and the author of sixteen books on film and theater, including The Dark Side of the Screen: Film NoirOtto PremingerA Method to Their Madness: The History of the Actors Studio, and Kurt Weill on Stage: From Berlin to Broadway. He regularly hosts the Cinema Arts Centre program, Film Noir Classics.

Purchase up a copy of Glenn Frankel's Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Masterpiece from our friends at Book Revue. Use the code CAC at checkout for 15% off your order!

INSTRUCTIONS:  If you need to view the film prior to the discussion, you can rent it from the streaming service of your choice, view it on DVD if you own a copy, or request a copy from your local library. Then, join Glenn for the Zoom call discussion and Q&A on March 12th at 7:00 PM with the provided invitation link. Click "Buy Tickets" above to get started.

Click below for a list of places to rent Midnight Cowboy:

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/midnight-cowboy

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