This month the Loew’s Jersey continues to celebrate the historic Theatre’s 80th Anniversary Year, presenting three iconic films of one decade from the 1930s thru the 1980s. This month, the 1960s are in the spotlight, with screenings of Taxi Driver, Blazing Saddles and Saturday Night Fever lighting up the big screen.
The Loew’s Jersey is located at 4 Journal Square, in Jersey City, New Jersey. Below is a complete schedule of the screening dates and times.
Friday, May 21, 2010 at 8 PM
Taxi Driver (1976)
Cast: Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster, Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel
Director: Martin Scorsese
“I’m God’s lonely man,” says Travis Bickle, played by Robert De Niro in one of his finest and most memorable performances. He’s an insomniac, ex-Marine and chronic loner who, even when he tries, can’t seem to relate to the world around him. He drives a cab at night in the decaying New York City of the mid-1970s, which director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader depict as a grimly stylized hell on Earth, where noise, filth, directionless rage, and dirty sex (both morally and literally) surround him at all turns. Lost in this toxic milieu, chronically isolated and potentially volatile, Bickle is a bomb waiting to explode, like the proverbial gun which, when produced in the first act, must go off in the third.
Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 6:15 PM
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Cast: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Mel Brooks
Writer and Director: Mel Brooks
Blazing Saddles is vulgar, crude and sometimes scandalous – and is one of the funniest and most successful film spoofs of all time. It is also writer-director Mel Brooks at his ribald best, with further outrageous hilarity added by co-writer Richard Pryor. Cleavon Little plays the first African-American sheriff of a stunned Western town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. If that plot sounds, at least in part, like a throw-back to the movies of an earlier time, it’s because Brooks was, in his own manic, Borscht Belt way, a central figure in revising classic film genres to reflect the 70s’ values and attitudes.
Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 8:40 PM
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Cast: John Travolta, Karen Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Paul Pope
Director: John Badham
From the moment John Travolta sauntered down a Brooklyn street to the Bee Gees’ Stayin’ Alive at the beginning of Saturday Night Fever, music, movies and all of pop culture were irrevocably changed, and the 1970s gained what is perhaps the decade’s single most recognizable celluloid imagery. Travolta plays Tony Manero, a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who’s trapped in a dead-end existence – except at night on the disco dance floor, where, when he struts his stuff amid the flashing lights and sweaty, undulating bodies, he’s a king.
- People / Bands: Albert Brooks | Barry Miller | Bee Gees | Cleavon Little | Cybill Shepherd | Gene Wilder | Harvey Keitel | Harvey Korman | Jodie Foster | John Badham | John Travolta | Joseph Cali | Karen Gorney | Madeline Kahn | Martin Scorsese | Mel Brooks | Paul Pope | Paul Schrader | Peter Boyle | Robert De Niro | Slim Pickens
- Shows / Movies: Taxi Driver
- Genres: Cult Cinema | Drama
- Story Types: Events