SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
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.
“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