UW Cinematheque: Special Presentations
Cruising | USA | 1980 | 35mm | 106 min. Director: William Friedkin
Friday, April 14, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen When a serial killer begins targeting the patrons of gay S&M bars in New York City, a straight cop goes undercover to stop him and becomes entangled in an overwhelming new world. Largely maligned as a harmful representation of gay culture during its production and initial release, Cruising has since received greater appreciation as an unusually explicit mainstream artifact of the pre-AIDS era.