Screening date: Sun. November 18, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM
Venue: Trylon Cinema
Cost: $12 in advance / $14 at the door
Category: Milos Forman Tribute
Run Time/Year/Country: 93 min, 1971, USA
Director: Milos Forman
Sponsored by Trylon Cinema & Indeed Brewing
Director Milos Forman’s first film made in the US stars Buck Henry and Lynn Carlin features a supporting cast typical of Forman - lots of unusual faces and awkward body shapes - in one of the funniest movies many people haven’t had the chance to see.
When Larry and Lynn Tyne realize their teenage daughter Jeannie has not come home, they assume she’s come into bad company deep in the mean streets of New York City. In actuality, Jeannie is immersed in a crowded audition for the new hot folk star (a great opportunity for Forman to line up an odd assortment of performers, plus Carly Simon, Kathy Bates, Ike & Tina Turner, etc.). The two worlds are smartly cut together, and we soon find the parents at the behest of one Vincent Schiavelli, learning to smoke marijuana along with other upper-middle class couples desperate to get inside the minds of their estranged children. Many antics ensue, and once Jeannie does casually show up at home, it becomes clear who in the family really needs help.