The Minus Man with Hampton Fancher in person
With Hampton Fancher in person
Presented in collaboration with Esopus magazine
Dir. Hampton Fancher. 1999, 111 mins. 35mm. With Owen Wilson, Janeane Garofalo, Brian Cox. Fancher’s provocative directorial debut is a one-of-a-kind serial killer thriller starring Owen Wilson as an outwardly genial angel of death who roams the country committing what he views as mercy killings—choosing victims whom he believes would be better off dead. This audacious premise is made all the more chilling by the way Fancher subverts genre clichés, turning Wilson’s unassuming, nice-guy image against itself and opting for an eerily subdued, almost hypnotic tone. Also screening is an excerpt of Michael Almereyda’s forthcoming documentary Escapes about Hampton Fancher.
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