Saturday, Aug 20 at 5:45 pm
Location la: Redstone Theater
Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. 2021, 134 mins. 70mm. With Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, Benny Safdie. Anderson evokes his early seventies San Fernando Valley childhood in this hazy misfit romance. Alana Haim, youngest sister of the rock trio Haim, and Cooper Hoffman, son of the late great Philip Seymour, star as callow charmers Alana Kane, a mid-twenties high school photographer’s assistant, and Gary Valentine, a 15-year-old aging child actor, who form an unlikely attachment one never-ending summer, as they drift dreamily, sometimes dangerously, through a series of entrepreneurial misadventures. Shot by Anderson and Michael Bauman in gorgeously dirtied up anamorphic frames, this warts-and-all portrait of a time and place joins Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused as one of the indelible cinematic post-’68 memory works.