Neon Dreams Cinema Club: WALL STREET
The Royal Cinema
608 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4, Canada
As Neon Dreams’ Summer Hero series comes to an end, we invite you to cleanse your palate with a true anti-hero classic. Oliver Stone’s WALL STREET takes you on a guided tour through the dark avenues of the human psyche for a crash course on what it means to succeed at the expense of everything else. Whether you celebrate or condemn the behavior of Michael Douglas’s Gordon Gekko and Charlie Sheen’s Bud Fox really doesn’t matter as you’re whisked away to an infectious time capsule of the ‘80s stock exchange for a cynical ride to the heart of the American dream.
Featuring an experimental soundtrack from dream team David Byrne & Brian Eno, WALL STREET also boasts an unforgettable supporting cast of ‘80s heavy hitters including Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen (playing Charlie’s father), Terrence Stamp, Hal Holbrook, James Karen, John C. McGinley, and James Spader. Oozing with corporate style and stunning vintage New York locations, Oliver Stone’s film “is an attack on an atmosphere of financial competitiveness so ferocious that ethics are simply irrelevant, and the laws are sort of like the referee in pro wrestling - part of the show.” -Roger Ebert.