U.S., 1980, 129 min, 35mm, Dir. Martin Scorsese, Rated R, Park Circus
"Raging Bull may prove to be Scorsese's finest achievement" - BFI
When the dynamic duo of Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese come together, they're an unstoppable force. So it was with Raging Bull, the magnum opus of their careers, a dazzling black-and-white profile of the virtues and vices of former professional boxer Jake LaMotta. Scorsese shot the brutal fight scenes – full of blood sprays, swollen eyes, and cut lips – as dance routines, stepping inside the ring and showing the fight from the perspective of the fighters. Outside the ring, Joe Pesci became a household name as Joey, brother and manager to LaMotta, for which he received an Oscar nomination. The gritty photography, by renowned cinematographer Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver, The Detail), comes to life on a 35mm print like you’ve never seen it before.
This July at After Hours, Flaming Classics invites you to dive into the aesthetics of camp with a program of favorite films inspired by a nostalgia for the 1990s. View the program here.
After Hours is the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters on weekends. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the rush line 30 mins after showtime.
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