See in the New Year with the legendary BOOGIE NIGHTS!
For the first PFC screening of 2023, we’re celebrating the new year in style with an ultra-rare cinema showing of Paul Thomas Anderson’s exuberant, exhilarating ode to the adult film industry of the late 70s,
And we’re going to be showing it projected from an original 35mm film print!
THE LIFE OF A DREAMER, THE DAYS OF A BUSINESS, AND THE NIGHTS IN BETWEEN.
Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form.
Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams’ rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, “Dirk Diggler”.
Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams’ dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.
“While it’s very funny, Boogie Nights taps into something much deeper with its on-target depiction of the shifting political and social tides of the ’70s and ’80s and thoughtful relationships between characters. It’s a deeply satisfying movie.”
Keith Phipps, AV Club
This show is in association with o-region and supported by BFI Film Audience Network.
Tickets are on sale now!