The Pope of Greenwich Village
First screened in July 2016
Director: Stuart Rosenberg. Cast: Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Kenneth McMillan, Jack Kehoe, Tony Musante, Val Avery, M. Emmet Walsh, Philip Bosco, Joe Grifasi, Geraldine Page, Burt Young, Tony DiBenedetto, Ronald Maccone, Betty Miller. Screenplay: Vincent Patrick (based on his novel). Twitter Capsule:
Rourke keeps elevating it. Roberts keeps ruining it. Sidewindy structure, intriguing margins save it.
As an exercise in genre, it's more assured than it initially lookseven quietly subversive. Welcome time capsule of a hopeful early moment in Rourke's and Roberts's troubled careers.