THE WANDERERS

IN PERSON: FILMMAKER PHILIP KAUFMAN
SUNDAY, NOV. 13  •  4:15

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Veteran filmmaker Philip Kaufman will present and discuss a special screening of his 1979 cult-classic, in a new digital restoration. Based on the acclaimed first novel by Richard Price, The Wanderers follows the exploits of the titular Italian-American gang in the Bronx in 1963, just before the country underwent profound change. An evocative and thrilling look back at a more innocent time, the comedy-drama features a jukebox full of golden oldies and a young cast of up-and-comers, including Ken Wahl, Karen Allen and Linda Manz. Also starring John Friedrich, Toni Kalem, Dolph Sweet, Michael Wright, Olympia Dukakis. Camera: Michael Chapman. Writers: Rose Kaufman, Philip Kaufman. Director: Philip Kaufman. Rated R. (US 1979) 117 min. plus discussion.

One of the great American filmmakers, and a luminary of the Bay Area film community, Philip Kaufman has enjoyed a rich and diverse career as writer-director, ranging from rousing genre movies to films that “push the envelope” of challenging subject matter. His films as director include The Right Stuff, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Henry & June, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid and Hemingway & Gellhorn, among others. Stories and screenplays for other directors include Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Outlaw Josey Wales. The restoration and revival of The Wanderers brings one of his lesser-known works into the limelight.

Program 117 minutes plus discussion.

ADMISSION TO THIS PROGRAM: $13. ($9. CFI Members)

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