Another in Buxton Film’s occasional journeys into the archive. Midnight Cowboy is now 50 years old (recently re-released) and was the first Certificate X (remember them?) film to win the Best Film Oscar. Englishman John Schlesinger may have been the ideal director in this outsider’s portrait of New York. Joe Buck (Jon Voight) is a hustler from Texas who meets up with sickly conman Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman). An unlikely, but inevitably tragic, friendship begins. Voight and Hoffman are, by turns, compelling and appalling in a film that blazed a trail for many that followed.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles
Director: John Schlesinger