Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy

Documentary 101 min
FilmColumbia 2023
Wednesday, October 25
Crandell Theatre

How is it that the schmaltzy Sound of Music could win ten Oscars in 1966, and two years later a gritty film carrying an X rating about a guy who comes to New York City to be a sex hustler could win Best Picture. Times change, and this is what Nancy Buirski captures vividly using archival footage and interviews with actor Jon Voight, Bob Balaban, and Brenda Vaccaro, cinematographer Adam Holender, screenwriter Waldo Salt’s daughter Jennifer, and director John Schlesinger’s nephew Ian Buruma.  FilmColumbia honors Nancy Buirski, the award-winning documentary filmmaker who died August 30, and whose work was frequently shown at FC, with this memorial screening.

directed by
Nancy Buirski
Zeitgeist Films