The Caan Film Festival
Friday,May 19,2017 to Sunday,May 28,2017
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106
For two glittering weekends, the world turns its attention to the movie event of the year: the Caan Film Festival at Museum of the Moving Image. In celebration of the Bronx-born, Sunnyside- raised, and Meisner-instructed James Caan, the Caan Film Festival traces the actor’s career from a grinning young Turk beside a wizened John Wayne in El Dorado (1966) to an imposing patriarch in James Gray’s The Yards (2000). In between are highlights such as his iconic turns in the 1970s classics Brian’s Song (1971), and Rollerball (1975), magnetic performances in Cinderella Liberty (1973), Slither (1973), The Killer Elite (1975), and perhaps his finest hour, as a Chicago safecracker in Michael Mann’s Thief (1981). Also screening: Misery (1990), The Rain People (1969), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), and Bottle Rocket (1996).
When: May 19– May 28. Times vary
Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street), Astoria, NY 11106
Admission: $15; $11 seniors and students with ID; $7 youth
All Caan Film Festival films in 35mm.