Friday, 2 March 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 72: Tue Mar 13

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Scorsese, 1974): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm

This 35mm presentation is part of a Jodie Foster selectrospective at the Prince Charles Cinema. You can find the full details here.

Time Out review:
Although the ending is a bit of a cop out from a feminist point of view, Martin Scorsese's warm and witty blending of the road movie with the conventions of the women's weepie is a delight. Ellen Burstyn is excellent as the eponymous heroine who, following the death of a husband she barely loved, sets off for the Monterey of her childhood with hopes of reviving her abandoned singing career. Her encounters, and those of her precociously witty 12-year old son, are observed with great generosity and a raw realism, while Scorsese typically makes wonderful use of music to underline character and situation. Bitter-sweet and very charming.

Geoff Andrew

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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