Sundays with Scorcese This February at the Film Institute at Montclair State




From the Film Institute at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ:

Sundays with Scorsese

This four-part screening and lecture series offers a tour of New York City where filmmaker Martin Scorsese was born, raised, and began his career. Each film is set in a singular, and for Scorsese, significant neighborhood. Hosted by film critic and author, Stephen Whitty Sundays with Scorsese is FREE and open to the general public.

February 4: “Taxi Driver (1976) 2-5PM

Movie poster: Taxi Driver

Suffering from insomnia, loner Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro) takes a job as a New York City cabbie, haunting the streets nightly, growing increasingly detached from reality as he dreams of cleaning up the filthy city. Taxi Driver was nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award; DeNiro and Jodie Foster were also nominated.

February 11: “Raging Bull” (1980) 2-5PM

Movie poster: Raging Bull
The story of Bronx native, Jake LaMotta, (Robert DeNiro) a former middleweight boxing champion, whose reputation for tenacity and success in the ring was offset by his troubled domestic life: full of rage, jealousy, and suspicion–particularly towards his wife and manager/brother–which, in the end, left him destitute, alone, and seeking redemption. DeNiro won the Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of LaMotta.Reserve your seat for: Raging Bull

February 18: “After Hours” (1985) 2-5 PM

Movie poster: After Hours
A meek word processor, Paul Hackett, (Griffin Dunne) impulsively travels to Manhattan’s Soho District to date an attractive but apparently disturbed young woman and finds himself trapped there in a nightmarishly surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances. With special guest – screenwriter Joe Minion. Reserve your seat for: After Hours

February 25: “GoodFellas” (1990) 2-5 PM

Movie poster: Goodfellas
Based on best-selling book, Wiseguys by Nicholas Pileggi, the film Goodfellas is the true-life account of mobster and FBI informant, Henry Hill and his rise and fall in the in the kinetic and gritty world of the Italian New York mafia. Goodfellas stars Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, and Joe Pesci won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.Reserve your seat for: GoodFellas

Sundays with Scorsese is presented as part of the Linda And George Hiltzik Screening Series.