The Color of Money


SUNDAY, AUG 14 | 6:00PM

A screening of The Color of Money will be followed by an insightful talkback with its screenwriter Richard Price; discussing the film, his work, and his new smash hit HBO Series The Night Of.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, The Chain NYC Film Festival is honored to present The Color of Money directed by Martin Scorsese with an Academy Award nominated screenplay by Richard Price. Fast Eddie Felson, played by legendary actor Paul Newman, still believes that "money won is twice as sweet as money earned." To prove his point he forms a profitable yet volatile partnership with Vince (Tom Cruise), a young pool hustler with a sexy, tough-talking girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). But when Vince's flashy arrogance leads to more than a few lost matches, all bets are off between Eddie and him. The Color of Money will electrify you with its suspenseful story, dazzling cinematography and dynamic performances. The film serves as a unique sequel. The rise of Tom Cruise as a cultural icon, a time capsule of the mid-1980's with gritty realistic performances, and earned Paul Newman a well overdue Academy Award for Best Actor.
Richard Price is one of America's most accomplished screenwriters and novelists. Critics have praised both his uncanny ear for the cadences and pitch of dialogue and his insight into the deeper recesses of the American soul. He is the co-creator, executive producer and writer of the HBO hit series The Night Of. Some of Mr. Price's screenplays include; Sea of Love (1989) with Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin, Night and the City (1992) with Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange, Ransom (1996) with Mel Gibson, the adaptation of his novel Clockers (1992) with Harvey Keitel directed by Spike Lee, and The Wire for television. Price has written eight novels including Clockers, Freedomland and Lush Life. In 1999, he received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.