Midnight Cowboy

1969, 113m, 35mm, U.S.

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened January 6–10, 2019

Part of the program

Charting a course as the most progressive major studio for the next decade, United Artists accepted the X rating for Schlesinger’s compassionate yet gritty movie—all the way to big box office and then the Oscars, where the film won Best Picture, Director, and Adapted Screenplay (Waldo Salt). Memorably portraying, respectively, a naive Texan plying the gigolo trade in NYC and the streetwise schemer who befriends him, Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman were likewise Oscar-nominated.

A film by John Schlesinger