Film
04---Barfly

Film Night: Barfly

A film by Barbet Schroeder
Written by Charles Bukowski

Wednesday, October 22
21:00 — Mindpirates Vereinsheim

Henry Chinaski (Rourke) never cared for the American dream, the thought of needing to become ‘something’ and fit into the system disgusts him. He believes that life is free and yours to live like you see fit, and if that in some cases involves copious amounts of whiskey, then so be it.

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03---The-Killing-of-a-Chinese-Bookie

Film Night: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

A film by John Cassavetes

Wednesday, October 15
21:00 — Mindpirates Vereinsheim

John Cassavetes engages with film noir in his own inimitable style with The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. Ben Gazzara brilliantly portrays a gentleman’s club owner, Cosmo Vitelli, desperately committed to maintaining a facade of suave gentility despite the seediness of his environment and his own unhealthy appetites. When he runs afoul of loan sharks, Cosmo must carry out a terrible crime or lose his way of life. Mesmerizing and idiosyncratic, the film is a fascinating examination of desperation and masculine identity.

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