September 26, 2017

Cruising

When:
April 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
2017-04-14T19:00:00-05:00
2017-04-14T19:15:00-05:00
Where:
4070 Vilas Hall
Vilas Communication Hall
821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706
USA
Contact:
UW Cinematheque
Cruising @ 4070 Vilas Hall | Madison | Wisconsin | United States

When a serial killer begins targeting the patrons of gay S&M bars in New York City, a straight cop goes undercover to stop him and becomes entangled in an overwhelming new world. Largely maligned as a harmful representation of gay culture during its production and initial release, Cruising has since received greater appreciation as an unusually explicit mainstream artifact of the pre-AIDS era. Pacino gives an exceptional performance as the in-over-his-head cop, wandering through Friedkin’s enticingly sordid party scenes that were shot on-location in leather bars.