VenueWalter Reade Theater
Scorsese’s passion project, adapted by frequent collaborator Paul Schrader from a novel by Nikos Kazantzakis and starring Willem Dafoe in one of his greatest performances as Jesus Christ, ranks among the most controversial American films released during Reagan’s second term. Heavily protested by the Christian right on the eve of its premiere and proclaimed blasphemous by Republican congressmen on the floor of the House, the film, also starring Harvey Keitel, David Bowie, Barbara Hershey, and Harry Dean Stanton and featuring a score by Peter Gabriel, imagines Christ’s last days as, per Hoberman, “an unpleasant flashback to the counterculture,” and endures as one of cinema’s most provocative and moving works on the trials and tribulations of the soul.
The 2-for-1 double feature discount will automatically be reflected in the check-out process once both screenings have been added to your cart. As a reminder, this special pricing is only valid for double feature pairings on the same day.