WHO NEEDS ELLIOT STABLER WHEN YOU'VE GOT ELIOT NESS?

We know that plenty of folks are relying on this year's tax returns for simple tasks like getting ahead of the bills, but when things are tough, you've got to treat yourself once in a while. This Tax Day, there may be few treats as enticing as kicking back in a darkened theater with one of the best true-crime films of the past 30 years and one of America's best writers: The American Cinematheque welcomes the great David Mamet for The Untouchables in 70mm, a beautiful print of Brian De Palma's 1987 version of Eliot Ness' takedown of Al Capone's criminal empire. (Where, according to legend, despite the rampant murder and mayhem in the streets of Chicago, Ness and his marshals were finally able to nail Capone on tax-evasion charges, Nice tie-in, 'Theque!) Considered by many as one of De Palma's last great directorial efforts, The Untouchables still shines with towering performances all around from career-best Kevin Costner, portly baseball bat–wielding Robert De Niro, and Sean Connery in his Oscar-winning role. Mamet, who penned the script, will do a Q&A following the screening.
Thu., April 15, 7:30 p.m., 2010


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