Friday, Jan 09, 2015 11:30a -
Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 11:30p
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
2hr 28mins // directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson // featuring: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro // 35mm
When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin…well, easy for her to say.
It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused—except this one usually leads to trouble.
With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists... Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp—all Thomas Pynchon.