Philip Seymour Hoffman Memorial Screening: PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE

Director Paul Thomas Anderson
Year 2002
Starring Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Luis Guzman, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Rating R
Run Time 95min
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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Presented on 35mm film!
A large portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to Hoffman's LABYRINTH THEATER COMPANY to continue its ongoing work and Philip's legacy.

When the world lost Philip Seymour Hoffman on February 2nd, I was immediately taken by the outpouring of love and the sharing of cinematic memories by his fans, which I think ALL of us can call ourselves at this point. The internet was a barrage of film stills and YouTube clips, scattered pixels creating a collage of an actor that had managed to create an intense career in a short amount of time filled with roles, big and small, that were nothing short of amazing. Whether in the lead or on the side, Hoffman stole every scene that he was in and you could tell that his co-stars didn't mind. They relished sharing the screen with such an acting force and our experience watching film was made all the better by his presence.
In deciding which film to pay tribute to this talented man we opted for one that truly highlighted Philip's ability to come into movie for only a few scenes but make those scenes the most electric in an already crackling film. Paul Thomas Anderson's overlooked and undersung PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE seemed to fit the bill in more ways than one; a film that many missed the opportunity to watch and one that could easily slide into this month's featured programming of LOVE related films. So, please join us on the afternoon of Saturday, February 15th as we pay tribute to an actor we're going to miss seeing on screen by watching a great performance that we're incredibly thankful that he left behind. (Keith Garcia)

About PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE:
Adam Sandler and Emily Watson star in this odd romantic comedy from gifted young director Paul Thomas Anderson. Sandler plays Barry Egan, a shy sad-sack with a great deal of repressed anger that occasionally bursts forth in sudden violent outrages, who falls in love with Lena Leonard (Emily Watson), a co-worker of one of Barry's seven sisters. After calling a phone-sex line, Barry is extorted by bad-guy Dean Trumbell (Anderson regular Philip Seymour Hoffman), who eventually sends four goons to assault Barry and get the money. This film was screened in competition at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, where Paul Thomas Anderson was named Best Director.

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