THE PLOT AGAINST HARRY
Thursday, October 9
(1969) Deadpan, small-time Kosher Nostra mobster Harry Plotnick (Martin Priest) goes meshugga when he gets into the catering biz with his ex-brother-in-law. Shelved following a laugh-less preview, Harry emerged two decades later as a bona fide comedy classic. Print courtesy Library of Congress. Approx. 81 min. 35mm.
*Michael Roemer will introduce the 8:15 screening.
“Roemer’s dyspeptic comedy bares unhealed and unspoken wounds of NY Jewish life… [He] writes dialogue with an ear for offhand cruelties and fractured intimacies; his satirical vision evenhandedly distributes willful struggle and oblivious vanity.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker
“A time capsule [that] feels like a jolt of fresh air.”
– Roger Ebert
Q & A with Michael Roemer
(Recorded October 7, 2014) Michael Roemer