The Watching Hour: Cruising

The Watching Hour: Cruising

USA, 1980, 102 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: West Germany
Genre/Subjects: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English

A selection of The Watching Hour during the Cinema Q Film Festival - Friday, July 19 at 10pm
Introduced by INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR director Travis Mathews

Archival 35mm presentation - For equal opportunity skank in queer cinema, you can’t get much nastier than this incendiary pair of thrillers from 1980 which delve deep into the underbelly of New York’s post-disco gay scene and come up covered in grime. William Friedkin’s CRUISING sparked a storm of protests as rookie cop Al Pacino goes undercover as a leather-clad bar boy hunting down a serial killer who knifes his hogtied victims in the back. Al learns how to sniff poppers and thrash around hilariously on the dance floor before finally getting his man… or does he? In depicting the underground gay bar scene in the most raw and uncompromising fashion, and in piling on layer after layer of claustrophobic red herring twists to deliberately make the audience as confused as Pacino’s character, Friedkin created a masterwork of ill ease, one of his greatest films to stand alongside THE EXORCIST and THE FRENCH CONNECTION.

DIRECTOR: William Friedkin
Principal Cast: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox
US Distributor: Warner Bros.

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