Lethem and Schatzberg screen Scarecrow

Nowadays most Hollywood films suck so hard that I avoid seeing movies in the theater. I’ll go four or five times a year, and I’m usually disappointed.

But I don’t expect to be let down next Thursday, at IFC, when writer Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn) and director Jerry Schatzberg present a revival of Scarecrow, a 1973 Schatzberg feature starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino. Although I revere 70’s-era Hackman — The Conversation may be my favorite film of all time — and always enjoy Pacino, I’ve never seen this movie.

General admission tickets are $12; senior tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit 826NYC.


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