Based on a real-life case, “The French Connection,” starring Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider is the ultimate chase movie. It won five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor award for Hackman, and Best Director for William Friedkin.
Filmed on the gritty streets of New York and Marseilles, The story involves an international heroin smuggling deal, which includes the Mafia and an American money man.
Hackman is the anti-hero: a relentless New York cop, known as Popeye Doyle, who pursues the case with a cold personal determination to win at all costs, regardless of the consequences.
The showing is on Thursday, May 9 at 7pm. All seats are $8. Getting to the theater early is always a good idea–for a choice of seating and to order freshly-made food and drinks. You are strongly advised to buy tickets in advance at the box office or online.
Pre-show video. Produced by Michael DeWitt.
Pre-show videos that appeared with previous Cerrito Classics can be found on Michael’s channel on YouTube.