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Saint Jack

Sunday, Feb 6 at 5:00 pm

Bartos Screening Room (February 6)
Redstone Theater (February 13)

Dir Peter Bogdanovich. 1979. 112 mins. DCP. With Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott, James Villiers, Peter Bogdanovich, George Lazenby. Bogdanovich closed out his most celebrated decade with an underappreciated gem. Adapted from a novel by Paul Theroux, Saint Jack stars 1970s king Ben Gazzara as American expat Jack Flowers, an amiable pimp in Singapore who knows everyone by name, never turns down a drink, and wears the blues with a grin. Produced by Roger Corman, shot by legendary DP Robby Müller, and featuring ecstatically self-effacing performances by Elliott, Lazenby, and Bogdanovich as a sleazy self-parody of himself, Saint Jack is what the kids call “a vibe,” with gestures and moments and visions ambulating past—and somewhere along the way time passes and everything changes.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.