Featuring a discussion with director Jay Duplass and author Robert K. Elder!
Filmmaker Jay Duplass (Cyrus; Jeff, Who Lives At Home; The Puffy Chair) will host a screening of the Coen Brother’s classic Raising Arizona for the fourth installment of “The Film That Changed My Life” series, based on Robert K. Elder’s book of the same name. Duplass will appear live to have a post-film discussion with Elder. Duplass and Elder will sign copies of The Film That Changed My Life following the screening and Q&A.
The evening also features a screening of Jay Duplass’ new film The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, opening at The Music Box on July 6th.
A veritable who’s who of accomplished directors, The Film That Changed My Life: 30 Directors on Their Epiphanies in the Dark (Chicago Review Press, January 2011) includes interviews with everyone from Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney, who expounds on the virtues of the surrealistic film The Exterminating Angel, to Danny Boyle, who raves about the visceral genius (and madness) of Apocalypse Now. A movie guide for seasoned film lovers or those recently drawn to the silver screen, The Film That Changed My Life will inspire a whole new generation of film aficionados. For more info on the book, please visit http://www.filmchangedmylife.com.
7pm – Screening of The Do-Deca-Pentathlon and Q&A
9:30pm – Screening of Raising Arizona and Q&A
Recidivist hold-up man H.I. McDonnough and police woman Edwina marry, only to discover they are unable to conceive a child. Desperate for a baby, the pair decide to kidnap one of the quintuplets of furniture tycoon Nathan Arizona. The McDonnoughs try to keep their crime secret, while friends, co-workers and a feral bounty hunter look to use Nathan Jr. for their own purposes.