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PREVIOUSLY PLAYED

DADDY LONGLEGS in 35mm
Q&A with Josh and Benny Safdie

Wednesday, November 30
7:30

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NOTE: This screening is SOLD OUT.
A standby line will form at the box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.

U.S., 2009
Directed by Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie
Written by Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, Ronald Bronstein
Starring Ronald Bronstein
Approx. 97 min. 35mm.


"The film unfolds during the two weeks of the year that Lenny, a perpetually frazzled film projectionist who lives in a cramped Midtown apartment, has custody of his two young boys. More playmate than parent, Lenny endeavors to keep the kids entertained while trying to prevent his already chaotic existence from falling apart. The movie walks a fine line between censure and compassion, expressing fondness, resentment and amused horror at a father who may have the best intentions but whose actions sometimes warrant the intervention of social services." – Dennis Lim, The New York Times

Reviews

"A virtuoso display of guerrilla filmmaking that has largely flown under the radar.”
— Guillermo de Querol, Little White Lies

“A largely autobiographical, free-spirited street poem.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“Bronstein’s performance is crucial. It's difficult to make a manic character plausible, but he does.”
– Roger Ebert

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