Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Cinematic Classic
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Many critics and filmgoers said of Midnight Cowboy (1969) at the time that it should have never been released. Daring, transgressive, and fearless in its depiction of a Texas hustler surviving the 1960s streets of New York, the film earned an X rating upon its premiere. Pulitzer Prize winner and former UT-Austin journalism professor Glenn Frankel (Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic) discusses the behind-the-scenes of the film and provides a glimpse into the rapidly changing era in which it was created.
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Glenn Frankel, Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic

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