Programmed by Anton Yu
(Martin Scorsese, 1972) · In this forceful, unsparing portrait of life in New York City's Little Italy, where he grew up, Scorsese builds a propulsive drama out of the small, familiar details of everyday routine. Charlie (Harvey Keitel) works as a debt collector for his gangster uncle, grappling with religious guilt and his love for the epileptic Teresa. He becomes the protector of her psychotic cousin, Johnny Boy (Robert de Niro), whose uncontrolled rage leads the two into danger.
runtime: 112 min format: 35mm
(Martin Scorsese, 1976) · To prepare for his iconic role as Travis Bickle, a lonely ex-Marine on a deranged quest to rid the world of its corruption, De Niro not only obtained a NYC cab driver’s license but also studied audio recordings of Arthur Bremer, who infamously shot George Wallace in 1972. The only Scorsese film to win a Palme d’Or, Taxi Driver contains one of the most-quoted catch-phases in cinema history (“You talkin’ to me?”) and a brief yet disturbing director cameo.
runtime: 113 min format: 35mm
(Martin Scorsese, 1980) · This searing biography of the troubled, rage-fueled boxer Jake LaMotta is perhaps Scorsese’s greatest work. The film follows LaMotta from his origins in the Bronx slums, through his rise to middleweight boxing champion, to his fall from grace: a prison stint and a post-boxing career as a pathetic stand-up comic. Shot in breathtaking black and white, Raging Bull contains some of the most beautifully stylized boxing scenes ever filmed.
runtime: 129 min format: Blu-Ray
(Martin Scorsese, 1990) · Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) is a half-Sicilian, half-Irish Brooklyn errand-boy whose small jobs for a neighborhood cab-stand initiate his ascent in the closeted world of the powerful Sicilian mob, where he befriends a thief named Jimmy (Robert de Niro) and the brutally violent Tommy (Joe Pesci). The film’s subtleties of detail, mood, and emotion, along with its unyielding momentum, make for a monumental cinematic achievement.
runtime: 146 min format: 35mm
(Martin Scorsese, 1991) · In this remake of J. Lee Thompson's 1962 Hitchcockian thriller, Robert De Niro takes the role of Max Cady, a rapist who seeks revenge against his former lawyer Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) for hiding exculpatory evidence that could have saved him 14 years in prison. Spielberg signed on to direct, but traded with Scorsese for Schindler's List, deciding it was too violent. The film features cameos from Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, from the stars of the original film.
runtime: 128 min format: 35mm
(Martin Scorsese, 1993) · Scrupulously recreating the world of the Edith Wharton novel on which the film is based, Scorsese faithfully conveys Wharton’s vision of a society defined by rigid, unspoken codes of conduct and the nearly imperceptible pressures of a social network determined to preserve the status quo. As a man falling in love with his fiancée’s cousin, Daniel Day-Lewis gives a virtuosic performance in which passion and propriety wrestle for victory.
runtime: 139 min format: 35mm
(Martin Scorsese, 1995) · Robert de Niro plays a gambler named Sam (Ace) Rothstein who is hired by the mob to manage a casino for them. He runs the place with finesse until his deranged childhood pal, Nicky (Joe Pesci), turns up and entangles Ace in his crimes. Ace’s obsessive attraction to a mercenary beauty (Sharon Stone) only fuels his downward spiral. Through vibrant color and an eye for the inner machinery of the casino’s workings, Scorsese makes a gorgeous spectacle of 1970s Las Vegas.
runtime: 178 min format: 35mm
(Martin Scorsese, 2006) · Undercover cop DiCaprio must flush out mob rat Matt Damon before the other does the same to him—or is it vice-versa? The film that earned Scorsese his long-overdue Oscar, The Departed builds a powerful chamber-opera of post-9/11 despair in the medieval world of South Boston criminality. Terrific performances by the whole ensemble (Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, and the superb comic duo of Alec Baldwin and Mark Wahlberg) bring the film to terrifying life.
runtime: 151 min format: 35mm
(Martin Scorsese, 2010) · U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) investigate the disappearance of a patient from the Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island. Teddy is suspicious of the hospital's authorities, Dr. Cawley (Ben Kingsley) and Dr. Naehring (Max von Sydow), and he's driven by his own agenda—the arsonist who murdered his wife is on Shutter Island, too—to uncover the secrets of Shutter Island.
runtime: 138 min format: 35mm
(Martin Scorsese, 2011) · 12 year-old orphan Hugo lives alone in the walls of a railway station in 1930s Paris. With the help of Isabelle, the goddaughter of toy shop owner George Méliès, Hugo begins a magical adventure to repair a memento of his late father, an automaton requiring a special key, and unravel its secrets. A clear departure from his other works, Scorsese's Hugo features a family-friendly tale that captures the director's own deep love and appreciation for cinema.
runtime: 126 min format: 35mm