Point of View roars into March with our screening of Martin Scorsese's most explosive and perhaps personal film, Mean Streets (1973). Situated within the milieu of Scorsese’s adolescent New York, Mean Streets (starring Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro) features a cast of hoods, deviants, and mooks that jump off the screen with a white-hot intensity. Keitel's Charlie, a fallen catholic, struggles to overcome his crisis of faith as De Niro's unhinged Johnny Boy tests him at every turn. The film croons to a soundtrack of 60's era chart toppers and was Scorsese’s breakout hit. Often thought of as the precursor to his more well-known crime dramas GoodFellas (1990), Casino (1995), and Gangs of New York (2002), Mean Streets is in many ways the more mature work. Scorsese's recurring themes of redemption, masculinity, and violence are evident from the opening credits sequence in this early work and would later prove to be pivotal to the director’s oeuvre. The Scorsese picture for true Scorsese aficionados, Mean Streets hits like a wallop to the back of the skull.
This film screening is part of a continuing series between Point of View and Tapp’s Arts Center. P.O.V. meets monthly in the Skyline Room of Tapp’s Arts Center to view and discuss films of varying styles and genres from around the world.
Seating is provided but your chairs, pillows and cushions are welcome.
2015/03/12 - 2015/03/12
Additional time info:
Doors open 30 minutes prior to screening.