Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 33: Fri Jun 18

Brewster McCloud (Altman, 1970): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 5.50pm

This 35mm presentation in the Robert Altman season at BFI Southbank is also being screened on June 13th. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
One of Robert Altman's most charming exercises in cabaret humor and off-the-cuff modernism. Bud Cort is Brewster, a sullen sprite who lives in the basement of the Houston Astrodome, where he's constructing a pair of mechanical bird wings with the help of guardian angel Sally Kellerman. This 1970 feature is loose and simpleminded in a generally pleasing way, though the Felliniesque ending seems a bit of a betrayal. With the then-nascent Altman stock company in force: Michael Murphy, Shelley Duvall, Rene Auberjonois, and John Schuck.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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