- Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:30 p.m.
Robert Forster stars as Eddie, a blue-collar factory worker whose wife and son are victimized by a violent gang. A corrupt legal system releases the gang members onto Brooklyn’s mean streets and jails Eddie for contempt. After his release, he joins a local vigilante group led by co-star Fred Williamson. Blending the action-revenge thrills of Death Wish with the influence of Italian westerns and crime films, Vigilante is a nihilistic reaction to the crime infested environs of 1980s New York. (35mm. Special thanks to director William Lustig for providing screening rights.)
Filmmaker William Lustig is scheduled to be present.
William Lustig is an American film director and producer who worked primarily in the horror film genre. As a film director, Lustig is best known for his films Maniac, Vigilante, Uncle Sam, and the Maniac Cop series.Lustig has also worked as an actor playing small roles in his own films as well as in films by Sam Raimi, most notably as a fake Shemp character in Army of Darkness and a dockworker in Darkman. As of 2009, Lustig is the CEO of Blue Underground; an entertainment company specializing in the release of obscure and exploitation films on DVD and BluRay.