Fun With Your Head (feat. Milos Forman's "Taking Off", and curated by John Wyatt of Cinespia!)

Fun With Your Head: a monthly excursion down the rabbit hole and into the hitherto-unexplored furthest reaches of the collective cinematic mind, led by your tour guide John Wyatt (of L.A. filmic institution Cinespia!) Each night starts with a selection of specially-curated experimental rarities culled from the archives of like-minded intrepid collectors — a program that will alight your senses while also growing your ganglia — followed by a fantastic far-out feature! For August’s show, we bring you Taking Off — the lost, gentle Milos Forman film about well to-do New York runaways and the parents who pursue them. You’ll see Buck Henry, 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!
Taking Off Dir. Milos Forman, 1971, 35mm, 93 min.

Watch our trailer for “Taking Off!”