Screening of Serpico in Honor of Sidney Lumet (1924–2011)
Dir. Sidney Lumet. 1973, 130 mins.
35mm print. With Al Pacino. Serpico, with Al Pacino as the idealist eccentric cop who exposed police corruption may be the quintessential Sidney Lumet film. A gritty blend of urban realism and character study, it is also a great New York City film that makes expressive use of locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. In addition to being a great New York filmmaker, Lumet revitalized the Astoria Studios in the 1970s, and was Museum of the Moving Image’s first Salute honoree, in 1985.
Free with Museum admission.