1981. USA. Milos Forman. 155 min.
Thursday, February 21, 2008, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1981. USA. Directed by Milos Forman. Screenplay by Michael Weller, based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow. With James Cagney, Brad Dourif. Driven by his experience of injustice and personal loss, Coalhouse Walker, a black piano player, sets off a nationwide campaign of terror in 1906 New York. The film dramatizes the interconnection of lives (both actual and imaginary) across the social spectrum, capturing the sense of possibility and political awakening at the turn of the twentieth century. The large cast features remarkable young talent alongside the great Cagney, who returned from retirement to star in this sprawling epic. 155 min.