Midnight Cowboy was the first R-rated movie to win an Oscar, thus ushering in the New Hollywood Era. An absolute cult film, portraying the lives of the aspiring gigolo Jon Voight and conman Dustin Hoffman, who move against the background of a nocturnal and desperate New York. The must-see documentary explores the history behind this dark and difficult masterpiece to describe a revolutionary time, when a brand-new generation of filmmakers tore up the outdated rules of the Dream Factory with the help of brave, unique movies.
Nancy Buirski has directed the award-winning documentaries The Loving Story (2011), Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2013), By Sidney Lumet (2015), nominated for the Golden Eye award at Cannes Film Festival, The Rape of Recy Taylor (2017), winner of the Human Rights Film Network Award in Venice, A Crime on the Bayou (2020) and Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy (2022), in competition for the Queer Lion and the Venice Classics awards at the last Venice Film Festival.
Montaggio/Editing Anthony Ripoli
Fotografia/Photography Rex Miller
Suono/Sound Daniel Timmons, Avi Laniado
Musica/Music Doug Bernheim
Interpreti/Cast Bob Balaban, Ian Buruma, Michael Childers, Brian De Palma, James Hoberman, Brenda Vaccaro, Jon Voight, Edmund White
Produttore/Producer Nancy Buirski, Simon Kilmurry, Susan Margolin
Produzione/Production Cineflix Productions Foothill Productions