Mean Streets

Film/Video

Mean Streets image courtesy of Warner Bros

Mean Streets

Martin Scorsese, 1973

Saturday Night Fever

John Badham, 1977

Soundtrack Available: Music in American Film

Watch—and listen to—classic movies whose popular music soundtracks propel action, underscore emotion, heighten authenticity, and stay in our memories. Organized by Wexner Center Film Curator David Filipi, the<i>Soundtrack Available</i>series features films notable for their creative and thoughtful use of popular music as a cinematic element. Many spawned soundtrack albums whose impact equaled that of the films themselves.

Thu, July 2, 2009 7 PM

Music unforgettably defines the ethos and environment in Martin Scorsese's breakthrough portrait of small time crooks in New York—and in the movie that defined disco.

Scorsese's Mean Streets stars Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro as small time hoods in New York's Little Italy. Songs include the Ronettes' "Be My Baby" and the Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash." (110 mins., 35mm)

John Travolta and his white suit helped disco spread to every corner of the country in Saturday Night Fever. The best-selling soundtrack featured the Bee Gees' "Staying Alive" and "How Deep is Your Love?" (119 mins., 35mm)

Saturday Night Fever will begin at 9 PM.

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Save with a convenient packet of 9 Soundtrack Available ticket vouchers for only $36 for members, students, and senior citizens or $54 for the general public. The vouchers can be used at any Soundtrack Available film or redeemed for multiple seats at any combination of screenings. Call (614) 292-3535 or stop by the Wex to get the ticket pack.

Mean Streets trailer:

SOUNDTRACK-THEMED DRINKS: Check out the Soundtrack Available-themed drinks at Surly Girl Saloon (1126 North High Street, Columbus) this summer (examples include The Easyrider and The Manhattan).

REDUCED PRICED SOUNDTRACKS: Visit Used Kids Records (1980 North High Street, Columbus) to browse and buy soundtrack recordings with discounts available if you bring in a ticket stub from any Soundtrack Available movie.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)