SKIDOO with co-star Austin Pendleton in person
Thursday, March 8 at 7:00pm
On Thursday, March 8 at 7:00pm, Film Forum presents a special screening of Otto Preminger’s SKIDOO, followed by a Q&A with co-star Austin Pendleton, moderated by film historian Foster Hirsch.
(1968) It’s Flower Power, as ex-mobster Jackie Gleason drops acid and Groucho Marx (in his swan song) plays kingpin “God,” to the accompaniment of a “garbage can ballet” and a far-out score by Harry Nilsson. Featuring a star-studded supporting cast, including Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon, Peter Lawford, Burgess Meredith, George Raft, Cesar Romero, Mickey Rooney, and Slim Pickens. DCP. 98 Min.
Austin Pendleton is a celebrated actor, playwright, director, and teacher. After making his Broadway debut originating the role of Motel in Fiddler on the Roof, he went on to appear in The Little Foxes, Grand Hotel, The Diary of Anne Frank, and many others; he also received a Tony nomination for Best Director for another production of The Little Foxes. His film credits include What’s Up, Doc?, Catch-22, The Front Page, The Muppet Movie, My Cousin Vinny, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Home for the Holidays, The Associate, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Amistad, A Beautiful Mind, Finding Nemo, The Notorious Bettie Page, and Finding Dory.
Actor Austin Pendleton interviewed by film historian Foster Hirsch, March 8, 2018
Actor Austin Pendleton interviewed by film historian Foster Hirsch, March 8, 2018. (Following a special screening of Otto Preminger’s SKIDOO.)