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Dir. Wayne Wang,1995, US ,112 min, Cert:15

Wed 22 May // 20:00

Tickets: £5 (full)

In Smoke, Auggie Wren (Harvey Keitel) is the owner of the Brooklyn Cigar Company, a store that he considers the center of the world - a place where all of humanity eventually parades through. Among them is a writer who can't write (William Hurt), 
a reluctant father hiding from his past (Forest Whitaker), a streetwise teen (Harold Perrineau) with an unusual identity crisis, and Auggie's long-lost ex-girlfriend (Stockard Channing) who returns with some surprising news. As a tribute to writer Paul Auster, who passed away this month, we are delighted to share this 90's gem, a wonderful film about the small stories in the big metropolis.


Brooklyn-based Auster, whose most famous works include The New York Trilogy and The Book of Illusions, wrote the script for this intimate everyday homage to Brooklyn. Auster always enjoyed a deep relationship with cinema, speaking here at the BFI about his cinematic work after a special screening of Smoke.