The Hustler--Great Directors Film Series
We launch the 1960s portion of our Great Directors Film Series with The Hustler, starring Paul Newman as pool shark, Fast Eddie, and featuring Piper Laurie, Jackie Gleason, and George C. Scott in supporting roles. Directed by Robert Rossen, The Hustler is a gritty commentary on winning and losing, loyalty and greed, heartbreak and love. This 1961 film was nominated for nine academy awards, including best picture. It was Paul Newman's break into playing leading roles, and after a major critical and popular success, The Hustler quickly achieved the status of a modern classic. Our film starts at 1:00 PM and light snacks will be served.