For the past month, Minneapolis’s Trylon microcinema has devoted its screen to the films of Robert Mitchum—nine of them in total. This weekend marks the finale in the series, Robert Mitchum: Cheap, Flash, and Brilliant, and the theater is going out with a bang with weekend-long screenings of Peter Yates’s 1973 film The Friends of Eddie Coyle. Adapted from George V. Higgins’s debut novel, the gritty drama explores Boston’s criminal underworld and stars Mitchum as the titular gunrunner Eddie “Fingers” Coyle. Portrayed via Yates’s realistic and unflinching vision, the film centers on Coyle’s choice between facing another stint in jail or snitching on his fellow gangsters. Minneapolitans can see this landmark of 1970s cinema on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday—and in the meantime, check out our Three Reasons video for The Friends of Eddie Coyle below.
Agnès Varda’s Ode to Female Friendship Returns to Theaters
An underappreciated masterwork from an essential artist, One Sings, the Other Doesn’t is an exuberant celebration of sisterhood and political resistance.