Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy

Nancy Buirski

This is not a documentary about the making of Midnight Cowboy. It is about a humane and groundbreaking masterpiece and the flawed but gifted people who made it. It is about a troubled era of cultural ferment, social and political change, about broken dreams and strivers, then and now. It is about an era that made a movie and a movie that made an era.



Nancy Buirski


Susan Margolin


Nancy Buirski


Bob Balaban, Ian Buruma, Michael Childers, Brian De Palma, James Hoberman, Adam Holender