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Cinematic Time Machine: Midnight Cowboy

6th & 10th October

Director: John Schlesinger

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, Brenda Vaccaro

Rating: 18

USA 113mins

Back on the big screen in a new 4K digital restoration in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, one of the most affectionately remembered Hollywood films of the late 1960s.

A bleak and uncompromising yet moving story of what becomes a close friendship between two drifters in a decaying 1960s New York. Joe Buck (Jon Voight) is a naïve young Texan who heads for the bright lights of New York City to become a prostitute, believing women will fall at his feet. Enrico Salvatore ‘Ratso’ Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) is a seedy small time con-man who lives on his wits. Winner of three Academy Awards; Best Picture, the first and only X-rated film to win, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The soundtrack which to this day still makes many best ever movie soundtrack lists.