Michael Mann, US, 1981, 124 min.
Join us prior to this screening at 6pm for Lightbox’s Back Porch Beer Garden!
The contemporary American auteur Michael Mann’s bold artistic sensibility was already fully formed when he burst out of the gate with Thief, his debut feature. James Caan stars, in one of his most riveting performances, as a no-nonsense ex-con safecracker planning to leave the criminal world behind after one final diamond heist—but he discovers that escape is not as simple as he’d hoped. Finding hypnotic beauty in neon and rain-slick streets, sparks and steel, Thief effortlessly established the moody stylishness and tactile approach to action that would also define such later iconic entertainments from Mann as Miami Vice, Manhunter, and Heat.
2019 BACK PORCH BEER GARDENS
Celebrate summer on the outdoor balcony at the rear of our Ibrahim Theater with an exciting beer garden-style event! We welcome audience members to join us for a pre-screening reception with beer, live DJs, and conversation in a breezy, sunny spot overlooking Innovation Plaza in University City.
Friday, June 21: DJ Rana Ransom
Friday, July 12: DJ Sam Robinson of WKDU 91.7FM
Friday, July 26: DJ Sam Robinson of WKDU 91.7FM
Friday, August 9: DJ Losamatic (Carlos Bonilla)
Friday, August 23: DJ John Morrison