Saturday Matinee Classics
The French Connection
Every second Saturday of the month experience a different legendary cinematic masterpiece the way it should be seen – on the big screen! Each presentation is $8 general admission and $5 for Enzian Film Society members. So sit back, relax, and let the magic of movies take you away. Lunch will be available for purchase inside the theater or outside at Eden Bar.
William Friedkin’s gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. An interesting contrast is established between ‘Popeye’ Doyle, a short-tempered alcoholic bigot who is nevertheless a hard-working and dedicated police officer, and his nemesis Alain Charnier, a suave and urbane gentleman who is nevertheless a criminal and one of the largest drug suppliers of pure heroin to North America. During the surveillance and eventual bust, Friedkin provides one of the most gripping and memorable car chase sequences ever filmed.
USA, 1971, In English, 104 min, Rated R, Directed by William Friedkin
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- Sat, 11-8