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SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR

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Sunday, January 15

(1976, Stacy Keach) Who’s disturbing the taping of crusty director John Houseman’s show? Why the eponymous six characters, led by three-piece suited Andy Griffith (yes, that Andy Griffith). Transposition of the legendary play to a TV studio is rare directorial effort by actor (Fat City) Keach. Produced by Norman Lloyd. Digital.

FREE SCREENING. Tickets available on a first come, first served basis, day of show only, when the box office opens at 10:30am on Sunday. There is no advanced ticketing for this film.

Reviews

“Preserves the sincerity of Pirandello’s original; however, the setting this time is not backstage at a theater but behind-the-scenes at a TV studio, where people fret over ratings and vanity reigns supreme. By the mid-Seventies television had already become a symbol for all the hypocrisies and superficialities of mass media; the change in milieu adds an extra, subtle dose of cynicism.”
– Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice