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THE PLOT AGAINST HARRY

2:308:15*

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.

Reviews

“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

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Q & A with Michael Roemer

(Recorded October 7, 2014) Michael Roemer