Midnight Movies @ 7 – The Warriors (1979)

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Tonight, as a part of our ‘Midnight Movies at 7″ series, we screened The Warriors. Attendance was on the low side, but we had a good discussion afterwards about the story and cinematography. We watched the “Ultimate Director’s Edition”, which was styled differently from the original edition. That provided for discussion for balancing current fans and new viewers.

When Assistant Director came to Media soliciting suggestions for the series, I was worried that The Warriors would be a little too much for the general expectations of library programming. There’s profanity, violence, and racist/sexist language. But, as our viewers pointed out, it’s a period film in ways and you can’t expect anything more from a movie depicting gangs from 1970s New York City. I’m glad that context was applied and the story wasn’t taken for surface value.

Overall, A- night.

(Also inspiring my suggestion: I really like chase scenes.)

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