Thursday, 29 June 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 192: Thu Jul 13

Straight Time (Grosbard, 1978): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm

This 35mm presentation is part of the 'Celebrating Dustin Hoffman' season at the Prince Charles Cinema. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Despite some signs of muddle and uncertainty (Ulu Grosbard replaced Dustin Hoffman as director during the shooting), this is a surprisingly strong picture about a convict (Hoffman) on parole in LA learning what the supposedly “normal” world is all about. Based on Edward Bunker's novel No Beast So Fierce and adapted by several hands, this gains one's respect largely through its secondary cast—Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton, M. Emmet Walsh, and Rita Taggart—although Hoffman has his moments as well.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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