Wednesday, August 22, 2007
cinema obscura: "Paul Giamatti Selects": Robert Altman's "Brewster McCloud" (1970)
It isn't on DVD yet, there are still a few laser discs of it floating around, but on Monday, August 27th, you can see Robert Altman's "Brewster McCloud" (1970) the way it was supposed to be seen - in scope and with an audience.
That's if you're in the New York area.
The Bam Rose Cinemas, at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, continues its intriguing "Paul Giamatti Selects" series with three showings of Altman's counterculture classic at 4:40, 6:50 and 9:15 p.m. on the 27th.
"Brewster" is my favorite Altman film, although I'm not sure I can explain why. I saw it at a point in my life when it somehow meant something. I guess it basically says that non-conforminty kills and, for a non-comformist, that's a commanding, provocative notion hard to shake.
See it. If you can.
(Artwork: Bud Cort, Altman's Brewster, soars in scope)
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Posted by joe baltake at 4:06 PM