Thursday, January 5

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The Wanderers

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(1979) dir Philip Kaufman w/Ken Wahl, John Friedrich, Karen Allen [112 min; DCP]
Based on the acclaimed novel by Richard Price (The Night Of), THE WANDERERS follows the exploits of an Italian-American street gang in the Bronx in 1963, just before the country underwent profound change. Part comedy, part drama, and featuring a jukebox full of golden oldies, this cult classic is an evocative and thrilling look back at a more innocent time.

“Doesn’t whitewash the ’50s; instead of squeaky-clean nostalgia, [Kaufman’s] tale of a Bronx gang is filled with dirty sex and violent rumbles, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

“It’s like Grease with brass knuckles. The Wanderers is a violent, sweet-tempered, funny and compassionate ode to the knights of the inner city who had to fight to grow up.” – Jack Kroll, Newsweek

“An urban kind of all-American fantasy. What revs up the movie and keeps it humming is the driving energy of early rock, with its innocent/rebellious spirit, and its theme that teens must find their own ways to love and fight.” – Michael Sragow, The New Yorker


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