Summer of Sam
[This screening was moved from September 22 at 6:00 p.m. Please note new date and time.]
Dir. Spike Lee. 1999, 142 mins. 35mm. With John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino. Summer 1977, the Bronx: A murderer targets young women in the neighborhood, causing locals to suspect one another. When hairdresser Vinny (John Leguizamo) almost becomes one of the victims while cheating on his wife (Mira Sorvino), he takes it as a sign that he has to stop philandering. Meanwhile, his friend Ritchie (Adrien Brody) becomes the only punk rocker in the neighborhood, leading some to suspect him of the violent crimes. A detailed evocation of the period, from the disco clubs to the two-day blackout that affected the entire city.