LITTLE MURDERS

Director Alan Arkin
Year 1971
Starring Elliott Gould, Marcia Rodd, Vincent Gardenia
Rating R
Run Time 110min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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There are many great movies that capture the spirit of living in New York, but few manage to turn existential dread into scintillating laughs as does LITTLE MURDERS.

Patsy, fielding obscene phonecalls, coming home to burglary, and managing routine blackouts, is determined to be an optimistic person. Attempting to rescue Alfred as he is pummelled by street toughs, she is surprised to find his indifference to both the attack and her bold act. She becomes fixated on changing his nihilistic world view, and he really nearly trusts her enough to agree to marry her (which brings about one of the best wedding scenes, presided over by Donald Sutherland). All the while, bullets are flying at random around the city.

We have Jules Feiffer to praise for his great script (which began as a failed Broadway play), imbued with strange behaviors and visuals including a blood-covered Elliott Gould sitting unnoticed among other subway riders. (Cristina Cacioppo)

Screening in 35mm. Part of the series Mixed Nuts.

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