Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 31: Wed Jun 16

Secret Honor (Altman, 1984): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6pm

This 35mm presentation, part of the Robert Altman season at BFI Southbank, is also being screened on June 27th. You can find full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Robert Altman had a penchant for deconstructing, reevaluating, or just plain criticizing American myth and history. In this somewhat absurd, highly subjective tragicomedy, he essentially does all three, casting Philip Baker Hall as Richard Nixon and dedicating the entire film to his rambling, revealing monologue. Visually, it's an exercise in diversity by way of restraint, with Altman constantly reframing and reshaping the same basic setting. More experimental than meets the eye.
Drew Hunt

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