A dying father (Jason Robards), a trophy wife (Julianne Moore), a caretaker (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a self-help guru (Tom Cruise), a police officer (John C. Reilly), an ex-boy genius (William H. Macy) and a game-show host (Philip Baker Hall) each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots devolving into one magnificent story from writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson.
After his wife leaves him, theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) stages his most ambitious piece - a production that will encompass his entire life. Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, in his directorial debut, uses Caden and the world he creates (a replica of New York built in a warehouse) to explore the vastness of human experience.
In an Academy Award-winning performance, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Truman Capote as a charming but ruthlessly self-interested man for whom everything - even friendship and love - is at its core raw material for his art. It's followed by family drama THE SAVAGES, starring Hoffman and Laura Linney as siblings who must put their lives on hold to care for their dying father.
A century ago this month, a mustachioed man in a bowler hat wreaked hilarious havoc at the Junior Vanderbilt Cup race in Southern California as cameras rolled; the film that resulted, “Kid Auto Races at Venice,” marked the first screen appearance of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp. The program also includes shorts directed by Chaplin, including “His Musical Career,” “The Vagabond,” and “Easy Street.”
4 Films Back-To-Back! Troma Entertainment Co-founder Lloyd Kaufman In Person!
For 40 years, writer, producer, director, actor and activist Lloyd Kaufman has been at the forefront of American independent film via his Troma Entertainment production company, whose best films are assaults on good taste - as well as the status quo. As a producer and distributor, Kaufman has discovered and nurtured many young talents, including James Gunn and “South Park”’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Join us for a marathon of THE TOXIC AVENGER, CLASS OF NUKE ’EM HIGH, TROMEO AND JULIET, and RETURN TO NUKE ’EM HIGH VOLUME 1, with a discussion with Lloyd Kaufman in person!
We salute the great Sid Caesar with this comedy classic, in which he costars with Milton Berle, Edie Adams, Spencer Tracy, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Dorothy Provine, Phil Silvers, Jonathan Winters, Don Knotts, Peter Falk, Terry-Thomas, Carl Reiner, and Jerry Lewis in the story of a group of average Americans who are given the key to locating $350,000 in stolen bank loot - and resort to every form of lying, deceit and double-crossing in their manic cross-country chase to retrieve it!