White Wall Cinema's Socially Distanced Summer Screen presents
WEDNESDAY JUNE 23RD
DIRECTOR: William Friedkin
STARRING: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, and Karen Allen.
PART OF THE OUTSIDER SEASON / Wednesdays in June - A season of films focusing on misunderstood or controversial movies by outsider directors.
William Friedkin noted director of The French Connection and The Exorcist teams up with Al Pacino (who was still in the midst of an extraordinary hot streak of great movies) for this thriller about a serial killer on the loose in New York's underground S&M scene. Pacino gives a typically (for this era) brilliant performance as an undercover cop who is tasked with donning the leather and infiltrating the underground scene to track down the murderer, all the while struggling with his own identity. Causing outrage and crashing at the box office upon its original release Friedkin's Cruising has in more recent years been reclaimed and reappraised as a document of the lost world of leather bars and cited by several directors as among their all time favourites including The Safdie Brothers (Uncut Gems), Quentin Tarantino, and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) who has declared it 'a masterpiece'.
*Please note - doors open at 7.50pm in advance of screening times in order to give patrons extra time to enjoy safely purchase food & drink, enjoy our outside space / garden, take a look at our archive movie store and to allow gradual entry to your seats in a safe and easy way. Please try to allow extra time to get seated prior to the performance start time of 8.20pm For more information about screenings and the venue please visit our Venue & Screenings Info page.
DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS
Please do not attend the screening if you are unwell or have symptoms of Covid-19. If you have bought tickets and can no longer attend as a result of Coronavirus we will happily swap your tickets for a future event of your choice, once you have finished self isolating. For more on this and our Covid-19 safety measures please visit our Covid-19 Info page.