Movie Loft presents “The Black Marble”
Join Movie Loft in January for the inaugural gathering of the Harry Dean Stanton Appreciation Society, a monthly screening series featuring some perhaps lesser-encountered movies that included the one and only HDS! Working off Roger Ebert’s “Stanton-Walsh” rule, which states that any movie that features M. Emmet Walsh or Harry Dean Stanton, however briefly, cannot be all bad. Keep an eye out each month for a selection that puts this rule to the test.
Kicking off the series is the 1980 comedy caper The Black Marble, from director Harold Becker (The Onion Field, Vision Quest, etc.). Starring Robert Foxworth and Paula Prentiss as sergeants in the LAPD who are paired up for an investigation and romcopcomedy ensues. Most crucially, Harry Dean Stanton appears as “Terrier King” Philo Skinner, “a desperate dog groomer who has kidnapped a champion schnauzer for $84,000 in ransom.” Also featuring Judy Landers and with brief turns by Christopher Lloyd and James Woods.
FREE admission & popcorn, donations appreciated. Doors at 7:30, movie rolling at 8. BYO or sample what’s on hand. Note that this is “new style” Movie Loft without hot dogs or DJing; plan accordingly.
This screening will also coincide with the closing hours of Matt Tauch’s excellent poster show across the way at Ample Arts, No One Will Hear You Screen!