HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: The Hustler
Monday, July 31, 2017
5:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
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Enjoy classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.
The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.). All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. are subject to inspection. Food items for sale curated by Hester Street Fair on the Fountain Terrace.
Nominated for 9 Oscars, this dark and gritty tale of pool hall sharks won for Cinematography and Art Direction. Fast Eddie (Paul Newman) is a hungry, small-time upstart with dreams of beating the unbeatable Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason), a living legend and the reigning champion of major league pool. Eddie has a lot to learn, but the lessons come with a price. George C. Scott, as a shady big-time gambler, refused his nomination for Best Supporting Actor, but Gleason gladly accepted his. Newman won an Oscar of his own years later when he played Fast Eddie again in The Color of Money. (1961) 134 MIN. (NR) (FOX)