TRANSMISSIONS: THIEF IN 35MM
First show: August 30
Broadcasting the past in future tense.
Co-Presented by Amoeba Music!
When considering American crime cinema, there’s two periods: Before Michael Mann, and After Michael Mann. In THIEF, his searing theatrical debut, Frank (James Caan) adheres to a strict code of ethics to maintain his lifestyle as a crack diamond thief, and to avoid a return trip to the pen. Hoping to retire with one last score before settling with his partner Jessie (Tuesday Weld), Frank entangles himself with the Chicago mafia (led by a ferocious Robert Prosky) in one last gasp at independence.
Pulled from meticulous research on the New York and Chicago crime world, as well as ex-con Eddie Bunker’s first-hand accounts, THIEF is as much a stylish escapade as it is a rumination on the labor politics of the late ‘70s. All that, set to a score by German synth heroes Tangerine Dream. (Jake Isgar)
Directed by Michael Mann. United States. 1981. 123 minutes. 35mm print courtesy of Park Circus.
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