TAXI DRIVER

Showings

Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Jul 3 8:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Rooftop
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:114 minutes
Director:Martin Scorsese
Year Released:1976
Production Country:USA
Language:English
Spanish

Description

Eleven Sundays (and one full moon Wednesday), summer through fall, featuring well-loved classics, beneath the stars and above the streets of Iowa City. You never know what we’ll add to each screening to butter up your Rooftop experience. Join us for these very fun, special shows, and buy tickets early as seating is limited, and Rooftop shows do sell out! Doors open for our summer season with seating and pre-show fun at 8pm. Screening at dusk. In the case of inclement weather, the screening will occur indoors.

Join us at 8pm to play New York City Themed Bingo and win prizes! The movie starts at dusk.

TAXI DRIVER

"A brilliant nightmare."—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"About as perfect as a movie can be."—Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle

"No other film has ever dramatized urban indifference so powerfully."—Pauline Kael, The New Yorker

Isolated ex-marine Travis Bickle (Robert  De Niro) applies for a job as a taxi driver, hoping that the nocturnal working pattern will alleviate the effects of his insomnia and distract him from his gnawing depression. But ferrying passengers through the seedy underbelly of night-time New York City only compounds Bickle's psychological dislocation from the world around him. His night shifts in the cab are spent resenting those he sees, while his waking daytime hours are wasted away in the gloom of adult movie theaters. After entering into a troubled relationship with a political campaigner and embarking on a fraught mission to save a teenager from the world of prostitution, Bickle's sense of place and purpose steadily warps. He withdraws into himself, hoards illegal firearms, and begins a regimen of intense physical training in preparation for a misguided vigilante assault on the evils of society.

A Neon-Noir Selection

Neon Noir
After the Hays Code was lifted and the classic noir period came to a close, neo-noir was born. A more hard edged look at seedy underworlds and femme fatales. From those movies a slick sub genre emerged, the neon noir. Typified by its rain soaked streets lit by the glow of neon signs, these films have a particular brand of cool all their own.