The Sting

Directed by George Roy Hill
U.S / 1973 / Narrative
129 minutes

Following the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hooker and Gondorff set about implementing an elaborate scheme, one so crafty that Lonnegan won't even know he's been swindled. As their big con unfolds, however, things don't go according to plan, requiring some last-minute improvisation by the undaunted duo. Winner of 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.

This screening is the kickoff to our “Golden Anniversaries: Films of 1973” series. Cinema St. Louis’ artistic director Chris Clark will discuss the film beforehand and host a Q&A afterwards.