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City Arts & Lectures Offers Free Philip Seymour Hoffman Film Marathon

This weekend, celebrate the work of the finest actor of his generation with nine of his movies in a row.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman

"Brandt can't watch, though, or he has to pay a hundred."

With his untimely death at age 46 on February 2nd, the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman left behind one of the greatest bodies of work of any actor—not just of his time, but ever. To celebrate his life and work, City Arts & Lectures will be hosting a free all weekend long screening of his films. It's well worth checking out. The marathon will take nineteen hours over two days—which seems awfully short now, doesn't it?

The films include some of his best-known works, including his Oscar-winning performance in Capote and his turn as a cult leader in The Master. It also highlights some of his less well known works, including his directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating. There's also The Big Lebowski, because how could there not be?

(Personal story time: On Monday night, we watched Punch-Drunk Love on Netflix on a whim. Turns out the Hoffman shows up in the movie about halfway through. We didn't know that, and we we're bawling like small children as soon as he came onscreen.)

The marathon is free and no tickets are required. It will be held at the Nourse Theater at 275 Hayes Street.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday
10 AM: Magnolia
1:30: PM Synecdoche, New York
4 PM: Jack Goes Boating
6 PM: The Master
9 PM: The Big Lewbowski

Sunday
12 PM: Boogie Nights
3 PM: Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
5 PM: Owning Mahowny
7 PM: Capote

 

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