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      September 24, 2020

      Thursday   5:00 PM

      1441 Post Road
      Darien, Connecticut 06820

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      Mean Streets & Wise Guys: The Films of Scorsese & De Niro

      Join us for week 4 of our four-part Cinematic Series featuring film historian Max Alvarez.

      Week 4 - Mean Streets and Wise Guys: The Films of Martin Scorsese & Robert De Niro

      Martin Scorsese defined a genre in filmmaking with his dark, gritty, and often violent portrayals of urban life. His searing and unsparing collaborations with method actor and fellow New Yorker Robert De Niro on such films as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, and Raging Bull retain their emotional and artistic impact decades after startling audiences and critics.About the Presenter

      Max Alvarez is an author, film historian, and speaker on world cinematic culture. A former visiting scholar for The Smithsonian Institution and museum film curator, Max currently teaches film history for John Jay College's continuing education program, Sundays at JASA, in Manhattan. He is author of The Crime Films of Anthony Mann (University Press of Mississippi) and a major contributor to Thornton Wilder/New Perspectives (Northwestern University Press).

      This program will take place on Zoom. All registrants will be emailed the link.

      Need help registering? Email Susie at sskerrett@darienlibrary.org

      Photo of De Niro by Petr Novák, Wikipedia via CC BY-SA 2.5. Photo of Scorsese by the Peabody Awards via CC BY 2.0

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