Current & Upcoming Films
BREWSTER MCCLOUD/O.C. & STIGGS
ROBERT ALTMAN VS. TEENAGERS!
Quintessential American iconoclast Robert Altman spent fifty-five years exploring human behavior through cinema. In that span, certain themes and authorial viewpoints asserted themselves. For a few nights, the Roxie would like to draw your kind attention to his combative but consistent approach to a trio of topics:
In this evening's ROBERT ALTMAN VS. TEENAGERS, teenage boyhood is an anarchic free-for-all tempered only by an exceedingly wary and vague understanding of the fairer sex...
Altman’s follow-up to MASH stars Bud Cort as the title character, a sensitive teen living inside of the Houston Astrodome. He’s got plans to build a flying contraption, but will startling romantic advances from Suzanne (Shelley Duvall) ground him before he ever gets a chance to take-off? Throw in a subplot about bird shit murders, a lefty critique of Bullit and birdbrained academic lectures and, boy oh boy, you’ve got yourself a singular film-going experience. NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD! 1972, 35mm, 105 min. 7:00.
O.C. & STIGGS
If you hire an outspoken and hard-living dude in his sixties to direct a wacky early ‘80s teen sex comedy, don’t be so shocked when he hands you O.C. & Stiggs. It’s a vicious satire of the genre and was shelved for years. The movie concerns the misadventure of Arizona teenagers O.C. and Stiggs as they spend a summer terrorizing the rich ‘n’ evil Schwab clan. This movie is packed with awesome casting (Dennis Hopper, Martin Mull and scads more) and weirdo callbacks to ‘70s cinema (notably Apocalypse Now and Nashville). Score by King Sunny Ade! 1984, 35mm, 109 min. 9:00.