Gritty and poignant classic of New Hollywood following the unlikely friendship between a couple of hustlers, played by Dustin Hoffman and John Voigt, as they struggle on harsh streets of New York City.
Look Who's Back: The Hollywood Renaissance & the Blacklist
Having been launched at Cinema Rediscovered 2023, we’re delighted to be taking part in the national tour of this season of classic films examining the work of filmmakers who, having been previously blacklisted for their politics in the 1940s and 1950s, produced exemplary works of cinema during the New Hollywood era in the 1960s and 1970s.
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, when America was experiencing social and political upheaval – the fight for civil rights and the anti-war movements – these filmmakers once persecuted for their progressive politics were now more in tune with the times. As a result, they found fresh collaborators in the new American cinema of the period.
Far from being a spent creative force as they are often represented, these films show that formerly blacklisted directors, actors and screenwriters made a vital contribution to the re-invigorating of cinema in one of American film’s most creative eras.
Between Saturday 16th September and Monday 9th October, we’ll be screening four classics of the era including John Schlesinger’s Best Picture winner Midnight Cowboy, John Berry’s Claudine, the brand new 4K restoration of
Sidney Lumet’s Serpico, and Jules Dassin’s Uptight. Use the film links underneath for full listings and to book your tickets.
Presented as part of Cinema Rediscovered on Tour, a Watershed project in partnership with Park Circus. With support from BFI awarding funds from The National Lottery and MUBI.
Socially conscious rom-com exploring the challenges faced by a single mother of six children in Harlem as she navigates the complexities of welfare, love, and family in 1970s America.
Al Pacino stars in this gripping crime drama based on the true story of Frank Serpico, the NYPD police officer who risked his life to expose corruption within the police department.
Socially charged drama set during the civil rights era, depicting the tumultuous journey of an African American activist who becomes entangled in a web of political and personal conflicts.
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!