Terry Gilliam’s elaborate 1988 fantasy-adventure double bills with THE LADY EVE (1941) for a two-night run at the New Beverly Cinema. This imaginative epic was barely released by Columbia Pictures, and it more or less sank Gilliam’s career as an independent auteur: his subsequent films tend to be director-for-hire jobs on other people’s scripts, not projects he originated. But we shouldn’t hold that against MUNCHAUSEN which is loaded with all the familiar Gilliam touches that made his work so memorable: flights of fancy, the conflict between truth and illusions, the joys of childhood wonder battling against the cynicism of adulthood.
Friday & Saturday, February 27 & 28
New Beverly Cinema – 7165 Beverly Blvd – Los Angeles, CA 90036 – (323) 938-4038 www.newbevcinema.com