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Cinematic Time Machine: The Warriors 40th Anniversary

Sunday 10th November & Wednesday 13th November

Director: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Thomas Waites, Brian Tyler, David Harris, Deborah Van Valkenburgh & Dorsey Wright

Rating: 15

USA 1979, 89mins

Walter Hill's hip, super-stylized action film set in a dystopian near-future, when various gangs control New York City turns 40.

A turf battle between New York City street gangs that rages from Coney Island to the Bronx. The Warriors are mistakenly fingered for the killing of a gang leader. Soon they have every gang in the city out to get revenge and they must make their way across the city to their own turf.

Both geographically and thematically, Hillís off-the-wall urban odyssey is the all-encompassing Big Apple movie The Guardian

From its powerhouse opening, in which all the gangs of New York gather in tribal splendour in Riverside Drive Park, to the last ditch stand in dilapidated Coney Island, Hill has elevated his story of a novice gang on the run into a heroic epic of Arthurian dimensions, with sex as sorcery and the flick-knife as sword ★★★★★ Time Out