GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

In addition to being one of the mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth, Greg Proops is now the host The Greg Proops Film Club: a lugubrious, salacious, verbacious monthly podcast! First up, Greg records his latest episode live on the Cinefamily stage, and then it’s time for one of the all-time great Seventies thrillers. Greg sez: “New York in the ‘70s is a desperate place. Sick mayors and creepy psychopaths — tan jackets and big plaids. Twisted gunmen hijack a subway train, and ransom the lives of the hostages by threatening to kill one every minute. Mr. Green is unwell, Mr. Grey wants to open-fire. Walter Matthau is the cagey negotiator in one of his awesome terse roles, following dry bank robber in Charley Varrick and sanguine detective in The Laughing Policeman. You will add this to The French Connection and Serpico as one of your favorite NY-is-insane-back-in-the-day pictures. Mr. Blue says so.” Proops will deconstruct, reanimate and regale this fine classic, plus tackle 467 ancilliary tangents in an expert flick of the verbal wrist. Be there!
Dir. Joseph Sargent, 1974, 35mm, 104 min.

Q: Does Greg talk over the movies, like the Doug Benson Movie Interruption?
A: No. It is a recording of his podcast, followed by a screening of the film.

Watch the trailer for “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three”!