ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES EVER MADE HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN...UNTIL NOW!
NEVER RELEASED on VHS or DVD! Writer/director Tom Schiller will be in attendance for this rare 35mm screening of lost ‘80s masterpiece, co-starring Bill Murray!
** PERSONAL NOTE: I've been a film programmer for 15 years and a movie goon my entire life. This is one of my three favorite movies of all time. Okay. Enough about me...
Writer-director Schiller is best known for his short films from the early days of SNL and in 1984, together with producer Lorne Michaels, concocted this imaginative fantasy-comedy about true love, bad art, magical hobos, Carnegie Hall and space travel. Sweet, absurd and crammed with an incredible cast and countless hilarious moments of inspired brilliance, it was never released and never found the cult-audience it so rightfully deserved.
Set in an undetrminable b&w time-period (with occasional Technicolor splashes!), the film follows a young man (a pre-GREMLINS Zach Galligan) on an adventure that will take him from beneath the earth to the surface of the moon, where Bill Murray is a sky host for a group of interplanetary grandmas. Things just get wilder and more impossible to describe from there. Rest assured it’s entirely incomparable to anything you’ve seen.
NOTHING LASTS FOREVER is a true original that's alternately charming, crazy and utterly unique, indisputably one of the most vivacious and inventive films of our lifetimes. Unbelievable, and unseeable anywhere else!
Accompanying the show will be a special, ultra-rare reel of Schiller's shorts.
Seriously, this is one of the most crucial must-see screenings in Alamo history. Just watching this movie is a completely rewarding adventure. Look...if you don't absolutely love it, I will personally refund you in the lobby afterwards out of my own pocket. And I'm a poor person.
Just grab a ticket already. Sun - Dec 23 - Alamo Ritz!
Here's a trailer put together by our own Tommy Swenson: