Friday, 4 May 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 123: Sat May 12

Choose Me (Rudolph, 1984): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 3.50pm


This 35mm presentation, which is also being screened on May 20th (details here), is part of the 'Lost in America' season at BFI Southbank. You can find all the details of the season, taglined 'The Other Side of Reagan's 80s' here.

Chicago Reader review:
Alan Rudolph (Trouble in Mind) has Schnitzler (La Ronde) and Renoir (The Rules of the Game) in mind for this panoramic 1984 romantic comedy, effectively tinged with anxiousness and uncertainty. He doesn't dishonor his sources, though the serial structure sometimes falters. Radio sex therapist Genevieve Bujold, bar owner Lesley Ann Warren, and unhappy wife Rae Dawn Chong are the three women who circle around Keith Carradine, who's either the most eligible bachelor in Los Angeles or a psycho sex killer. Rudolph's off-center characterizations and looping dramatic rhythms keep the tone complex and varied, and the film has a lovely choreographed quality that's only slightly marred by some indifferent cinematography. With Patrick Bauchau.
Dave Kehr


Here (and above) is the trailer.

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