Closely Watched Films: Frank Pierson, Director and Screenwriter

11/16/06 to 11/19/06

  • Dog Day Afternoon, November 16, 17

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  • The King of the Gypsies

    • Sunday, November 19 17:30

    Frank Pierson in Person. A Gypsy leader's retirement leads to a ruthless battle for succession in this powerhouse crime saga. Pierson directs Sterling Hayden, Judd Hirsch, Shelley Winters, and Eric Roberts, with photography by Sven Nykvist.

  • Cool Hand Luke

    • Saturday, November 18 18:30

    Frank Pierson in Person. "What we have here is a failure to communicate": just one of the choice moments in Pierson's pointed script. Paul Newman stars as a loner convict on a Southern chain gang.

  • Cat Ballou

    • Saturday, November 18 21:15

    Frank Pierson in Person. Jane Fonda plays a schoolmarm turned outlaw in this lusty send-up of the all-American Western, with Lee Marvin in a dual role as a drunken gunman and his violent twin.

  • Dog Day Afternoon: Shot-by-Shot

    • Friday, November 17 19:00

    Frank Pierson in Person. Join the Oscar-winning writer of Dog Day Afternoon as he breaks the film down, offering insider anecdotes and answering all your questions. A rare chance to go behind the scenes of a '70s classic.

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    • Thursday, November 16 19:00

    Frank Pierson in Person. Al Pacino sizzles as a Brooklyn loser whose inept bank heist attempt turns into a citywide crisis and media circus. Masterfully scripted by Pierson and directed by Sidney Lumet, it's the film that made Pacino a star.