Please join us Thurs. night (9/13) when we will kick off the Fall DUSP/MIT occasional Urban Planning Film Series with a classic Boston film.
Urban Planning Film Series: The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) Thurs., September 13, 2018
In 1973, before THE DEPARTED, THE TOWN, MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE, or BLACK MASS -- when Boston was truly gritty and as down-on-its-luck as a two-bit gangster -- Robert Mitchum packed a generation's worth of despair, resignation, and existential angst into in THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE....
Time: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Location: MIT 3-133 (<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__whereis.mit.edu_-3Fgo-3D3&d=DwIGaQ&c=OgZOSER8c1RLeytEexU279Q2qk0jVwkrOdYe5iSi-kk&r=hQq5dulsVAvmbV62VY-BmkQt1LOkf4E55YyzcSzSSuA&m=m6voY487Xo4oWFcfXz6S-BXO7Dp-9c5QKRPlpCWY6aE&s=4zySwaDDwtMN-4eRINf9I7_t5CzNofnUSht8GahupHQ&e=>).
The great Robert Mitchum plays small-time gunrunner Eddie "Fingers"
Coyle in an adaptation of George V. Higgins's acclaimed novel, directed by by Peter Yates (BULLITT, BREAKING AWAY). World-weary and living hand to mouth, Coyle works on the sidelines of the seedy Boston underworld just to make ends meet. But when he finds himself facing a second stretch of hard time, he's forced to weigh loyalty to his criminal colleagues against snitching to stay free. Directed with an eye for its gritty locales and an open heart for its less-than-heroic characters, this is a treasure of 1970s Hollywood film-making --- a suspenseful crime drama in stark, unforgiving daylight.
Part of the MIT/DUSP Urban Planning Film Series. Free, open to the general public; popcorn and movie snacks provided.
Ezra Haber Glenn, AICP
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 7-346
Cambridge, MA 02139