Tuesday Matinee: The French Connection
- Tue, Jun 11, 2019
- 1 pm–3 pm
- Bing Theater | LACMA
$2 LACMA members, seniors (65+), and children (17 & under); $4 general public
Tickets can be purchased online or at LACMA's on-site Ticket Offices.
LACMA presents Tuesday afternoon screenings of classic films throughout the year as part of the Tuesday Matinees series. Every month features a distinct theme.
William Friedkin's gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. An interesting contrast is established between "Popeye" Doyle, a short-tempered alcoholic bigot and a hard-working and dedicated police officer, and his nemesis Alain Charnier, a suave and urbane gentleman who is nevertheless a criminal and one of the largest drug suppliers of pure heroin to North America.
1971, 104 minutes, 35mm | Directed by William Friedkin; produced by Philip D'Antoni; written by Ernest Tidyman; with Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, and Marcel Bozzuffi