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Strap on your pearl-buttoned shirts for the next film in our Best Best Picture series, brought to us by our Content Editor Reggie—John Schlesinger’s 1969 classic, Midnight Cowboy, starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.
In Texas, a disillusioned man named Joe Buck (Voight) abandons his dishwashing job to pursue life in New York City as a male prostitute. He eventually comes to meet a man named Enrico “Ratso” Rizzo (Hoffman), a limping con man who quickly becomes a personal and business acquaintance. As the two become friends within the unforgiving streets of their city, they both begin to take to their dreams and newly surfacing identities as a refuge, even as one begins to succumb to their ailments.
The only X-rated film to ever win the Academy Award for Best Picture, Midnight Cowboy has spent five decades resonating through Schlesinger’s unflinching grit, as well as the inimitable dynamic of his two flourishing stars.
Midnight Cowboy screens starting Friday, March 10th.
Friday, Mar 10 – 2pm, 5:15pm
Saturday, Mar 11 – 7:30pm