Program Notes

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Program Notes: Loves of a Blonde (1965)

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There is much about Milos Forman’s Loves of a Blonde that is comedic, yet it’s not a comedy, exactly. There’s too much genuine wistfulness, rejection, and desperation percolating through it.

Program Notes: The Candidate (1972)

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The Candidate is a detailed depiction of a campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Here’s what’s amazing: it was made 40 years ago. And it’s like in all that time nothing has changed!!!

Program Notes: Rashomon (1950)

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Rashomon, the unexpected hit that introduced Western audiences to Japanese films, screens as part of the Movies That Matter series presenting essential masterpieces of world cinema.

Program Notes: The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

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The People vs. Larry Flynt is a pretty wonderful film about a pretty despicable character. In the hands of director Milos Forman, it's funny, thought-provoking, outrageous and, against all expectations, truly touching.

Program Notes: Wag the Dog (1997)

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The moral of Wag the Dog is that show biz and politics have become one and the same. Content is irrelevant; all that matters is if you can divert the audience long enough to collect their money (or their votes).

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