Detroit Film Theatre


A.O. SCOTT SELECTS: THE PLAYER

Sunday, March 26, 2017

2:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/1992—directed by Robert Altman)

It’s not unusual for a movie studio executive to reject a script that he’s been “pitched,” but when that exec starts getting anonymous death threats, his first job is to figure out just which disgruntled writer is after him. In typically ingenious fashion, the great Robert Altman weaves elements of suspense, comedy and murder into one of the most astute, stinging and knowing satires that modern Hollywood has ever created about itself. From a razor-sharp screenplay by Michael Toklin, with a spot-on cast including Tim Robbins, Fred Ward, Greta Scacchi, Vincent D’Onofrio, Whoopi Goldberg, Lyle Lovett and at least half of the L.A. filmmaking community that was alive in 1992. Introduced in person by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott. (124 minutes)

“Brilliant satire… The best insider’s view of Hollywood since Sunset Boulevard.” –Julie Salamon, The Wall Street Journal

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