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Harry and Walter Go to New York

Sunday, Sep 25 at 3:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Mark Rydell. 1977, 115 mins. Restored DCP. With James Caan, Elliott Gould, Michael Caine, Diane Keaton, Charles Durning. Caan’s second collaboration with Rydell (Cinderella Liberty) is a dish that only 1970s Hollywood could serve. When bumbling vaudevillian con men Harry (Caan) and Walter (Gould) get sent to the same clink as dashing celebrity thief Adam Worth (Caine), they hatch an absurd plan to beat him to the punch—robbing Durning’s heavily fortified bank with the help of Keaton’s erstwhile do-gooder journalist Lissa Chestnut. Mixing slapstick comedy with sepia-toned lensing by master DP László Kovács, and featuring committed performances by both the lead cast and a deep well of great character actors (Burt Young, Carol Kane, Val Avery, Jack Gilford), Harry and Walter Go to New York remains a strange and inviting brew.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.