Monday, August 19, 2013
Film Comment magazine resurrects the lost art of the double feature with monthly pairings of cinematic classics, cult and otherwise.
Bound for Glory
Hal Ashby | USA | 1976 | 35mm | 148m
This visually dazzling account of the politicization and nascent musical career of folk singer Woody Guthrie (brilliantly played by David Carradine) during the early years of the Depression is one of Ashby’s most heartfelt film, eschewing his signature satire mode. Featuring Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Randy Quaid and M. Emmet Walsh and camerawork by lefty DP Haskell Wexler.
Hal Ashby | USA | 1975 | 35mm | 109m
Ashby teamed with Warren Beatty and Robert Towne to create this devastating and hilarious satire of sexual and social mores set on the eve of Nixon’s 1968 election victory, with Beatty’s on-the-make, over-sexed Beverly Hills star hairdresser juggling the emotional and physical demands of Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant, Jack Warden—and an 18-year-old Carrie Fisher!