• Born to Win

    1971. USA. Ivan Passer. 100 min.

Friday, March 13, 2009, 8:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Born to Win

    1971. USA. Directed by Ivan Passer. With George Segal, Karen Black, Paula Prentiss, Robert De Niro. Passer's first American film, a gritty, hard-boiled tale about a junkie, was shot on the mean streets of New York City. Segal gives a nuanced performance as JJ, a charming heroin addict who drags his girlfriend (Black) into his desperate quest for a daily fix. Anticipating the dingy atmosphere of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976), Passer evocatively captures the hallucinatory, sordid beauty of 1970s Times Square. 100 min.

In the Film exhibition Ivan Passer's Way

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