Monday, March 14, 2011

Radical Film Night: This Month's Theme is Crime Pays!

Quick Change
Wed. Mar. 16th at 7:30

Howard Franklin and Bill Murray co-directed this 1990 caper. Grimm (Murray) is sick of life in the rotting Big Apple and decides to pull a bank job to finance his escape. His accomplices include girlfriend Phyllis (Geena Davis) and daffy pal Loomis (Randy Quaid). Dressed as a circus clown, Grimm takes a group of bank employees and customers hostage (including an undercover Phyllis and Loomis). Grimm's escape plan includes using the police, led by the oblivious Chief Rotzinger. The trio pull off their heist but making their escape to the airport proves nearly impossible as they contend with the mob, an anal-retentive city bus driver (Philip Bosco), and each other. The heist itself is comparatively straightforward and easy, but the getaway turns into a nightmare. The relatively simple act of getting to the airport to catch a flight out of the city is complicated by the fact that fate, luck and all of New York City appears to be conspiring against their escape.

Come watch films with others, eat popcorn (we will bring some, and we encourage you to bring snacks to share as well) and after the screening we can share in a discussion of the films. $2 donation (notaflof)

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