Film Sunday: “Raging Bull” (1980)


The film for Sunday, 8 December will be “Raging Bull” (1980). This continues our look at some of the great collaborations of director Martin Scorsese and star Robert De Niro. It is based on the life of Jake LaMotta, an American middleweight boxer who competed in the mid-20th century. The story focuses on LaMotta’s inner conflicts and tendency to self-destruction. It is a raw, angry, and violent film, initially thought to be too dark for most audiences. But upon its release it was quickly recognized as a rare work of art, and is often regarded as one of the greatest American films ever made. Don’t worry if you don’t like boxing. It is not really about boxing.

The term is over and we are all due for a little break. To celebrate we can offer wine. We will be there at least from 7:45, but will need to start the film on time, as it runs slightly longer than 2 hours. We will be in the Pfeiffer Room, of course, and will hope to see you there.