Wednesday, May 31, 2023

"Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy"

The new documentary feature "Desperate Souls, Dark City And The Legend Of Midnight Cowboy", directed by Nancy Buirski , " not a documentary about the making of 'Midnight Cowboy'. It is about the deeply gifted and flawed people behind a dark and difficult masterpiece...", releasing June 23, 2023 in theaters:

".... a half century after its release, 'Midnight Cowboy' remains one of the most original and groundbreaking movies of the modern era. 

"With  performances from Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman as two loners who join forces out of desperation, blacklist survivor Waldo Salt's screenplay and John Schlesinger's direction...

"...the 1969 film became the only X- rated film to ever win the 'Academy Award' for 'Best Picture'. 

"Its vivid and compassionate depiction of a more realistic, unsanitized New York City and its inhabitants...

"...paved the way for a generation’s worth of gritty movies with complex characters and adult themes..." 

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