Rye Arts Festival Midnight Cowboy
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the day of its UK release, this ground breaking film tells of the unlikely friendship of naïve prostitute Joe Buck (Jon Voight) and ailing con-man ‘Ratso’ Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman).
The film won three Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, and was the first X-rated and LGBT film to win Best Picture. It is listed in the top 100 greatest films of all time.
This event will be introduced by Sue Schlesinger, sister-in-law to the film’s director, John Schlesinger.