- Start: Monday 12 August - 20:00
- Auditorium: Great Hall
- Rating: 18
Director: John Schlesinger
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles
film maltings 1969 is our series of classic films from 1969, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.
This Academy Award-winning Best Picture features Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight in standout roles as a con man and a Texas hustler trying to survive on the tough streets of New York.
Texas greenhorn Joe Buck arrives in New York City for the first time. Preening himself as a real "hustler", he finds that he is the one getting "hustled" until he teams up with down-and-out but resilient outcast Ratso Rizzo. The initial "country cousin meets city cousin" relationship deepens. In their efforts to bilk a hostile world rebuffing them at every turn, this unlikely pair progress from partners in shady business to comrades. Each has found his first real friend. Featuring one of cinema's most iconic lines, "Hey! I'm walkin' here!".
Running Time: 113 minutes
Age Rating: 18