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MONDAY, AUGUST 19 7PM
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 9PM
“Nicky (John Cassavetes), a small-time gangster, is holed up in a Philadelphia flophouse, hiding from a hit man. His lifelong friend and Mob companion, Mikey (Peter Falk), shows up to help him out—or to sell him out. In the course of their apocalyptic overnight ramble, the two men act out a lifetime of unresolved passions, petty grievances, and buried aggressions. This hard-nosed masterpiece, from 1976, was written and directed by the doyenne of loopy comedy, Elaine May… Nicky, with his sneering smile, scrambles all night long in frantic terror and comic wrath; Mikey suffers savagely from his own conflicting loyalties. The wild and unpredictable emotional swings render the inevitable conclusion all the more shattering…” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker)
1976 Dir. Elaine May. 1.85:1 Color dcp 119 min. Restoration supervised by Elaine May.