Boogie Nights (presented by Doug Benson!)

A rare treat: Doug Benson re-enters the Cinefamily arena not to Interrupt, but to present! It’s one of the ultimate L.A. movies, introduced by one of the ultimate laid-back comedians working today. Southland native Paul Thomas Anderson (and his ace cinematographer Robert Elswit) knew exactly how to capture the sun-baked hues that blanket the San Fernando Valley — and as the film’s tightly-woven ensemble cast weaves in and out of all the increasingly absurd, tragic and delirious events, Anderson’s camera eye pirouettes through an impressive bank of whip pans, dolly dances and Steadicam shuffles. It all visually adds up to the kind of perma-stoned bliss that Benson is (cough) quite familiar with. Plus — Don Cheadle, Burt Reynolds, William H. Macy, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Luis Guzmán, Philip Baker Hall, Alfred Molina, Ricky Jay, Mark Wahlberg and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman?! C’MON!
Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997, 35mm, 155 min.

NOTE: our screening of Boogie Nights is not a Doug Benson Movie Interruption of the film.

Watch the trailer for “Boogie Nights”!
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