A Dirty Carnival
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 7 PM
(54 Varick Street, NYC)
2006, 141 mins.
Variety says that A DIRTY CARNIVAL, “elevates the genre to an epic narrative level” and they’re right. This movie about the sudden rise, and even more sudden fall, of a low level gangster is a tour de force of filmmaking, full of sharp dialogue, nail-biting set pieces and emotions that hit you like a baseball bat to the head. Only a modest hit when it was released, Yoo Ha’s gangster flick has gone on to become a contemporary classic and is now widely considered one of the best of the breed. Full of razor-sharp performances and given a Latin cha-cha beat, A DIRTY CARNIVAL takes all the genre’s cliches, turns them inside out and makes them new again.
(54 Varick Street, on the corner of Canal Street, one block from the A, C, E and 1 train Canal Street stops)
All seating is first-come, first served.
Doors open at 6:30PM.