Crime, Drama, Mystery, Retro, Thriller

Retro Film Series Presents

Manhunter & Cruising

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Michael Mann’s Manhunter
(R, 1986, 120 min)
Last screened in 2013 at Retro!
This eerie thriller first introduced the world to the cunning, unforgettable Hannibal Lecter. Former FBI profiler Will Graham (William Petersen) returns to his old job to track a horrific serial killer known as the Tooth Fairy. But in order to get into the mind of this maniac, Graham must face another: Hannibal, the imprisoned psychiatrist whose own insanity almost cost Graham his life.

Followed by:

William Friedkin’s Cruising
(R, 1980, 102 min)
First-ever screening at Retro!
From the director of The Exorcist and The French Connection, Al Pacino stars as an undercover cop caught in the grip of a sadistic serial killer who is preying on the patrons of the city’s underground bars. Tasked with infiltrating the S&M subculture to try and lure the killer out of the shadows, he immerses himself deeper and deeper into the lurid underworld, and risks losing his own identity in the process.