THE FRENCH CONNECTION
February 28 @ 7:30 pm
February 28th, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Alex Film Society Presents
THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)
Starring Gene Hackman
Arguably the greatest American crime film ever made, THE FRENCH CONNECTION stars Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider as two NYPD detectives doggedly pursuing the ringleader of a global heroin smuggling syndicate (Fernando Rey). Based on real characters and loosely mimicking real events, the film rebuffs political correctness to portray a grungy, streetwise view of the mean streets of 1970s New York. Distinguished as the first R-rated film to win the Oscar® for Best Picture, it also took home trophies for director (William Friedkin), best actor (Hackman), adapted screenplay (Ernest Tidyman) and editing (Gerald B. Greenberg). In addition to the Oscar® haul, the film is famous for the most relentless and brain-jangling car chase in cinema history. Also featuring Eddie Egan and Sonny Grosso, who were the real-life inspiration for the Hackman and Scheider characters, as well as Tony Lo Bianco, Luis Bunuel and Bill Hickman, who also doubled as the film’s fearless stunt driver.
Age Suitability: 18 and older
SEATING & PRICING
GENERAL ADMISSION seating [ADA Accessible area is RESERVED seating]
$17 [$12.50 Ticket + $4.50 Fees]
AFS MEMBER – $12 [$7.50 Ticket + $4.50 Fees] – Purchase in person at Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office only; must show valid current AFS membership at time of purchase.
CHILD (12 & under) – $13 [$8.50 Ticket + $4.50 Fees] – Purchase via Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office/Phone/Internet. Children age 2 & under who sit on a lap do not need a ticket; all persons 3 & older must have a ticket.
GLENDALE ARTS MEMBER [GAM]
Contact Nina Crowe at Glendale Arts Admin Office for information on how to purchase – 818.243.2611 x11.
GROUP (15+) – $13 [$8.50 Ticket + $4.50 Fees] – Purchase via Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office/Internet & via Phone through Alex Theatre Group Sales at 818.243.7700 x216.
SENIOR (age 65+) – $13 [$8.50 Ticket + $4.50 Fees] – Purchase via Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office/Internet/Phone.
STUDENT – $13 [$8.50 Ticket + $4.50 Fees] – Purchase via Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office/Internet/Phone.
PER TICKET FEES
A Restoration & Programming [RP] Fee and a Service [SRV] Fee are assessed in addition to Face Value [FV] price of every ticket.
FV Ticket Price of $0 – $20.00:
Total Per Ticket Fee = $4.50
• Walk-Up/Phone/Internet Purchase – $4.50: [$2.50 RP Fee + $2.00 SRV Fee]
ADA ACCESSIBLE SEATING INFORMATION
All seating areas other than the ADA Accessible seating area [Orchestra Row X] require a minimum of 8 stairs to access, and there is NO ELEVATOR. If you require ADA accessible seating: Walk-Up– Tell Ticket Agent at beginning of transaction. Online – Once in the sales portal, click CHOOSE SEATS and select seat(s) from the ADA Accessible section [Orchestra Row X] on the Seat Map. All ADA Accessible seating is Reserved Seating with specific Row and Seat Number designations on the tickets. You may purchase, subject to availability at the time of your ticket purchase, up to three companion seats per Wheelchair seat. By selecting and purchasing this seat you affirm that you have accessibility needs or that you are accompanying a patron who has accessibility needs. If you have questions about accessibility or do not see what you need, please contact the Alex Theatre Box Office at 818.243.7700 x217.