This week sees the 50th Anniversary of the release of John Schlesinger’s daring and tragically beautiful New Wave drama that remains one of the most culturally important films in and about New York ever made. Midnight Cowboy is an intimate story of friendship that manages to be so much more than a basic plot detail would define it as. A flagship film of 60’s counterculture, a quintessential film of LGBTQ cinema, and a defining film for both the careers of Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. These two give fantastic performances as an unlikely couple brought together by the hardships New York’s unforgiving nature. Huddled together in a cold and abandoned building, the two for an intimate bond that pushes them to work together to better their lot in life. Midnight Cowboy is simultaneously and upbeat film about friendship and a dour journey through the tribulations of poverty and oppressed lifestyles. It’s a cultural touchstone that remains powerful and endearing even 50 years later.
0:00 – 12:14: Trailers – Aladdin, Once Upon a Time in America, Terminator: Dark Fate
12:13 – 28:03: Box Office – A Dog’s Universe & John Wick 3: Parabellum
28:03 – 1:01:52: Midnight Cowboy 50th Anniversary