Scorsese Film Fest: Shutter Island
About This Event
Tickets are now on sale for the Martin Scorsese Film Festival brought to you by the TD Bank and the Greenfield Crossroads Cultural District through the Mass Cultural Council. Come celebrate the work of the amazing American director Martin Scorsese.
Shutter Island: Shutter Island, based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane, is an atmospheric psychological thriller set in a 1950s asylum for the criminally insane. It’s 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Shutter Island’s Ashecliffe Hospital. He’d been gunning for an assignment on the island for reasons of his own, but before long he wonders whether he hasn’t been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy’s code-breaking skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals “escape” in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues proliferate, Teddy begins to doubt everything — his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.
CAST: Leonardo DiCaprio, Max Von Sydow, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer. DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese. Run time: 2 hours, 18 minutes.
Over the month of September, exclusively at the Greenfield GARDEN Cinema, we will explore some of Scorsese’s most popular and impactful films including:
- Bringing Out the Dead 9/1,
- Casino 9/5,
- Raging Bull 9/7,
- Shutter Island 9/8,
- Cape Fear 9/12,
- Mean Streets 9/14,
- The Age of Innocence 9/15,
- The Wolf of Wall Street 9/19,
- The Departed 9/21,
- The Irishman 9/22,
- Hugo 9/24,
- Gangs of New York 9/26,
- Taxi Driver 9/28,
- GoodFellas 9/29
Scorsese’s won a total of 11 Academy Awards with 91 nominations, including a win for Best Director for The Departed. Five of his films have been selected for preservation by the Library of Congress in the National Film Registry. In 1997, long before some of his best films were made, the American Film Institute had already awarded Scorsese its Lifetime Achievement Award. Raging Bull sits at #4 on the list of the AFI’s greatest movies ever made. In 2007, Time magazine listed Scorsese as one of the 100 most influential people in the world
Actors included in the films festival selections include: Nicholas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames, Tom Sizemore, Marc Anthony, Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Robert Mitchum, Harvey Keitel, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg, Alec Baldwin, Ray Romano, Al Pacino, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Liam Neeson, John C. Reilly, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Frank Vincent, Albert Brooks and many more (including himself).