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Two Tuesdays: Scarface (1983)

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
(R, 170 min.)


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

7:00 PM

We'll be kicking off a new series this year. Two Tuesdays will match a pair of related films to screen on the first two Tuesdays of each month. Free for Members

Two Tuesdays
June 1st: Scarface (1932)
June 8th: Scarface (1983)

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana (Al Pacino) stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall. [Rotten Tomatoes]

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer
Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Oliver Stone (screenplay by)
Genre(s): Crime, Drama

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"A must-see for Pacino's potent and influential performance."

— Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

"A beautiful, at times poetic exercise in excess from Brian De Palma."

— TV Guide

"An unashamed study of selfish, sadistic criminality, and all the better for it."

— Tom Huddleston, Time Out

"Scarface has become a touchstone of pop culture, one of the half dozen or so most frequently referenced films of our era."

— Toby Young, Times (UK)

"Scarface is one of those special movies, like "The Godfather," that is willing to take a flawed, evil man and allow him to be human."

— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"It is a serious, often hilarious peek under the rock where nightmares strut in $800 suits and Armageddon lies around the next twist of treason."

— Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

"Scarface is the most stylish and provocative - and maybe the most vicious - serious film about the American underworld since Francis Ford Coppola's 'Godfather.'"

— Vincent Canby, The New York Times

"The dominant mood of the film is anything but funny. It is bleak and futile: What goes up must always come down. When it comes down in Scarface, the crash is as terrifying as it is vivid and arresting."

— Vincent Canby, New York Times