Sunday Cinema Club: HEAT

Director Michael Mann
Year 1995
Starring Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Val Kilmer
Rating R
Run Time 170min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Michael Mann's epic crime-drama not only brings the legendary Pacino and DeNiro together face-to-face, but gives us some of the most explosively awesome heist scenes and shoot outs we've ever seen. So good that Christopher Nolan payed homage to the film in the opening scene of The Dark Knight

A successful career criminal considers getting out of the business after one last score, while an obsessive cop desperately tries to put him behind bars in this intelligent thriller written and directed by Michael Mann. Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is a thief who specializes in big, risky jobs, such as banks and armored cars. He's very good at what he does; he's bright, methodical, and has honed his skills as a thief at the expense of his personal life, vowing never to get involved in a relationship from which he couldn't walk away in 30 seconds. Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino) is an L.A.P.D. detective determined to catch McCauley, but while McCauley's personal code has forced him to do without a wife and children, Hanna's dedication has made a wreck of the home he's tried to have; he's been divorced twice, he's all but a stranger to his third wife, and he has no idea how to reach out to his troubled step-daughter. While McCauley has enough money to retire and is planning to move to New Zealand, he loves the thrill of robbery as much as the profit, and is blocking out plans for one more job; meanwhile, he's met a woman, Eady (Amy Brenneman), whom he's not so sure he can walk away from. The supporting cast includes Val Kilmer as Chris, one of McCauley's partners; Ashley Judd as his wife Charlene; Jon Voight as Nate; Hank Azaria as Alan Marciano; and Henry Rollins as Hugh, who is beaten up by Hanna.

Introduced by Steve MacFarlane, programmer at Spectacle in Brooklyn and writer for Slant and The L Magazine.

Screening on 35mm film! Tickets only $5.

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