GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA (USA 2014; NR)
Tuesday Oct 28, Thursday Oct 30, Saturday Nov 1 @ 7:30PM; Sunday Nov 2 @ 1, 2:45PM.
A valedictory star turn by one of the wittiest and most provocative literary men America has ever produced, this devilishly watchable biography of Vidal plays against a backdrop of some of the most turbulent and controversial events in American history. You may be gored, but you will never be bored. 89 min.
“Heavily seasoned with epigrams worthy of Oscar Wilde, this entertaining documentary portrays Vidal as a pessimistic political prophet with streaks of paranoia and misanthropy, but a truth teller nonetheless”-NY Times.
“Ever mindful of the line he straddled between thinker and flamethrower, [the movie] is nevertheless a lovingly packaged greatest hits from a legendary rebel of letters” – LA Times.
Direction: Nicholas D. Wrathall
COMING NEXT WEEK:
VIOLETTE (France 2014; NR)
French author Violette Leduc was a pioneer in the literary exploration of female sexuality, but paid the price of all pioneers in censure, miscomprehension and rejection, while still earning praise from the likes of Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, with whom she had a barbed thirty year rivalry/friendship. Emmanuelle Devos delivers a very strong performance as a creative artist fighting hard to overcome feelings of worthlessness to make her destined mark in the world. “Devos plays Leduc as a powder keg of a woman who used her loneliness and insecurity as the explosive fuel for her work”- Entertainment Weekly. 139 min. Subtitles.