Buck Henry Night Two feat. Taking Off!

Followed by a Q&A with Buck Henry (by Harper Simon!)

For this second evening with the celebrated screenwriter, actor, and director, we’ll watch Taking Off, the lost, gentle Milos Forman film about well to-do New York runaways and the parents who pursue them.

Alongside Buck, you’ll see Ultra Violet, the always-spooky Vincent Schiavelli, a scorching, libidinous nightclub performance by the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, a young Carly Simon singing “Long Term Physical Effects,” an even younger Kathy Bates singing “Even the Horses Had Wings,” and what is perhaps the most charmingly whimsical getting-high-for-the-first-time scene ever filmed (featuring the Incredible String Band’s classic “Air”). Excelsior!

Dir. Milos Forman, 1971, 35mm, 93 min.

Watch the Cinefamily original trailer!