Tuesday 13 November 8pm

"Superb performances and a compelling script have made this film a strange mix of Oscar-winner and cult classic." - Empire

In Midnight Cowboy, the only X-rated film ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, Jon Voigt plays Joe Buck, a country-boy convinced the streets of New York City are paved with beautiful rich women - just waiting to be swept off their feet and hustled into bed. Dustin Hoffman is Ratso Rizzo, his self-appointed pimp.

A touching portrayal of friendship and failure, with love blooming in the unlikliest of places.  

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Why Did We Pick It?

Like Sweet Smell of Success, Midnight Cowboy is another New York set film directed by a Brit.

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