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PREVIOUSLY PLAYED

DAVID HOLZMAN’S DIARY

2:00   6:30   10:00

Thursday, February 1

Directed by Jim McBride

(1967) L.M. Kit Carson’s David, drafted and newly jobless, films his life in and around his West 71st walk-up. Landmark mockumentary made in five days for $2,500. DCP. Approx. 74 min.

Reviews

“Captures the late-‘60s Upper West Side in all its grimy glory. Cops, neighbors, car horns, sass – all of it survives in a record of one filmmaker’s creative breakthrough and the urban metropolis that inspired it. Essential.”
– Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

“McBride gives the [New York] streets an inner life, turns ordinary experience into a treasure trove of loss that empties out faster than it fills.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“An enduring delight from the underground era.”
– Paul Taylor, Time Out

“Where most independent productions are founded on self-righteous claims of truth and honesty, McBride’s film wittily observes that Hollywood has no corner on illusionism.”
– Dave Kehr, The Chicago Reader