Reel Music 31 – MEAN STREETS

mean-streets

Based in part on his own experiences in the darker corners of New York’s Little Italy, MEAN STREETS is Martin Scorsese’s parable of a man attempting to reconcile his violent lifestyle with an irresolute Catholic faith. Harvey Keitel portrays Charlie, a well-meaning, small-time hood whose conflicted nature is slowly beginning to jeopardize both his work and his private life. Robert De Niro turns in a startling performance as Johnny Boy, Charlie’s arguably psychopathic friend, whose quick temper and unpaid debts quickly become menacing liabilities. A powerful, character-driven film, Scorsese’s Italian-American tale is one of the classic films of its era and remains the standard for great rock soundtracks. (112 mins.)

MEAN STREETS screens Tuesday, October 22 at 9pm at McMenamins Mission Theater.  The film is being presented as part of our Reel Music 31 Festival.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

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