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FREE FILM SCREENING: The Hustler (1961)

May 31, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free
Paul Newman’s career-defining turn as Fast ‘Eddie’ Felson in a film from the writer of The Queen’s Gambit, Walter Tevis.

Dir: Robert Rossen Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie Run Time: 134mins Country: US Cert: 12

Playing as part of our Classic Hollywood season.

This classic Hollywood sports drama inspired Martin Scorsese’s mid-1980s sequel The Colour of Money (1986). It stars Paul Newman in one of his most memorable roles as “Fast” Eddie Felson, a man on the make, determined to break into the high stakes world of professional pool ‘hustling’.

Based on a novel by Walter Tevis, who has had quite a renaissance thanks to the recent Netflix success of the chess miniseries Queen’s Gambit, Robert Rossen’s powerful and hard-hitting pool hall drama pretty much reconfigured the look and shape of Hollywood’s sports dramas. Featuring an incredible supporting cast of Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott and Murray Hamilton, the film also has a small cameo role for the ‘Raging Bull’ himself, Jake LaMotta. Despite being 60 years old it still stands the testament of time as one of the landmark films of its genre.

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NOTE: Features scenes of physical injury and threat, themes of gambling

Details

Date:
May 31, 2021
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gcph-60th-anniversary-screening-the-hustler-1961-tickets-153277369739

Organizer

Grassmarket Community Picture House
Phone:
0131 225 3626
Email:
film@grassmarket.org
Website:
https://grassmarketfilms.org/

Venue

Grassmarket Community Project
86 Candlemaker Row
Edinburgh, EH1 2QA United Kingdom
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Phone:
0131 225 3626