Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, May 3, 2019
7:30pm

CASSAVETES & SCORSESE: LOVE IS STRANGE
Double Feature!
THE KING OF COMEDY / OPENING NIGHT
Introduction to OPENING NIGHT by camera operator Michael Ferris and composer Bo Harwood, both longtime Cassavetes collaborators.
THE KING OF COMEDY
1982, New Regency, 109 min, Dir: Martin Scorsese

Way ahead of the curve in its dissection of celebrity culture, this unsettling film reteams director Martin Scorsese and star Robert De Niro to profile a New York outsider less violent but no less deranged than TAXI DRIVER’s Travis Bickle. Wannabe comedian Rupert Pupkin is so desperate for a chance to perform on a late-night TV show that he kidnaps its host (Jerry Lewis, a revelation here) with the help of a stalker (Sandra Bernhard).


35 mm!

OPENING NIGHT
1977, Westchester Films, 144 min, USA, Dir: John Cassavetes

Preparing for a play about aging, Myrtle Gordon (an incredible Gena Rowlands) is fighting her own midlife crisis when she’s dealt a knockout blow - a young fan who’d sought her autograph is hit by a car and killed. As the production’s director (Ben Gazzara), costar (John Cassavetes) and playwright (Joan Blondell) insist that the show must go on, Myrtle descends into drink and depression as opening night approaches.


Screening format: DCP (THE KING OF COMEDY), 35mm (OPENING NIGHT)
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, May 3, 2019 • 7:30pm

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