AFS Virtual Movie Club Presents: Midnight Cowboy

The Aurora Film Society Virtual Movie Club selection for November 2021 is Midnight Cowboy and starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. 

 Live Zoom Discussion on 11/18/2021 at 7:00 pm (CT)

Meeting ID: 886 0548 4256 Passcode: AFSrocks!

 

“We ain’t gonna have to steal no more, that’s what I’m tryin’ to tell ya. I’ve got eight bucks in my damn pockets, twenty more come Thursday, boy. We’re gonna be ridin’ easy before very long, I’m gonna tell ya.” – Joe Buck


Released: 1969
Director: John Schlesinger
Screenplay: Waldo Salt
Based on the novel Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy

 

What is it about?

Texas greenhorn Joe Buck arrives in New York City for the first time. Preening himself as a real “hustler”, he finds that he is the one getting “hustled” until he teams up with down-and-out but resilient outcast Ratso Rizzo. The initial “country cousin meets city cousin” relationship deepens. In their efforts to bilk a hostile world rebuffing them at every turn, this unlikely pair progress from partners in shady business to comrades. Each has found his first real friend.

 

Where can I watch it?

Available for streaming ($3.99) on Prime Video, YouTube, Apple TV,  Google Play, iTunes, RUDU and Redbox. Available with subscription on Showtime. May also be available at your local library.

 

When is the live discussion?

Date: 11/18/2021 Time: 7:00 pm (CT)

Meeting ID: 886 0548 4256 Passcode: AFSrocks!

 

What if I don’t want to (or can’t) participate in the live discussion?

No worries! That’s why we have a comment section down below. Leave your thoughts on the film down below, and get the ball rolling. We can’t have a discussion without YOU. Whether it’s during the live Zoom meeting, the comments down below, or even around our social media pages.

 

Do you have to be a member of the Aurora Film Society to participate?

Absolutely not! During these hard times, we want to connect with as many film lovers as we can, which is why anyone is welcome to join us discussing these films while we are operating online.

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