This January, Graphic Content brings back to the screen one of director Sam Mendes’ (Skyfall, Revolutionary Road) most criminally overlooked films, 2002’s Road to Perdition. The Depression-era gangster picture is a twice-covered adaptation, first of the graphic novel by writer Max Allan Collins and artist Richard Piers Rayner, which itself is a quasi-adaptation of the classic manga series Lone Wolf and Cub, by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Gojima. As a special treat, we’ve partnered with fellow Metro Cinema curator Laura O’Connor for this screening, which will introduce our fans to her crime film series, Crime Watch!
Here’s the great poster for the screening, courtesy of Roger Garcia!
Tom Hanks sheds his nice guy image in this Depression-era story, starring as Irish mob enforcer Michael Sullivan. When Michael inadvertently causes the death of a rival gangster in front of his young son, the duo must go on the run together to escape justice, not to mention a hitman (Jude Law) hired to take care of the situation.
And, just for fun, compare and contrast with the trailer for the original film adaptation of Lone Wolf and Cub, Shogun Assassin!
Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00. The movie runs for 117 minutes.. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors. Metro Passes will be accepted. Box office opens at 6:15, so come on by early to check out the comics we’ve selected to go with the movie. RSVP on Facebook.