Inspired by the short stories of Charles Bukowski. Writer Charles Serking refuses to become an academic by day, poet by night. A drunkard, selfish, and a bit of an anarchist, he wanders around Los Angeles. While doing so, he meets the beautiful and mysterious Cass (Ornella Muti). Ben Gazzara plays a tragic and unbearable poet, a tortured man who refuses to become another cog in the machine of the publishing world. Tales of Ordinary Madness is a radical portrait of an artist, splendidly shot on the West Coast and revisiting some quintessentially Hitchcockian landscapes, as well as an ode to the beauty of Muti, who embodies the fatal despair of an angel. 35mm print from Cinecittà.

For $30, receive one ticket to a film in Marco Ferreri: Beyond the Absurd and a select menu item at Café Paradiso, located in FLC’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Learn more about our dinner and a movie combo here.