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“A slick Los Angeles callboy finds love and redemption in Paul Schrader’s ultra-stylish drama. High-living prostitute Julian Kay (Richard Gere) has it all: the Mercedes, the clothes, access to Beverly Hills’ swankiest establishments, and a stable of rich, older female clients. But it all falls apart after he does a favor for his former pimp and the trick turns up dead a short… Continued

“I like the uncertainty. The threat of losing. I like winning even though it doesn’t last…. If all my bets were safe, there wouldn’t be any juice,” says Axel Freed, James Caan’s professor more interested in gambling in British director Karel Reisz’ first American film, written by James Toback. “A perceptive and remarkably paced drama… Caan is remarkable… with excellent support from Lauren… Continued

  • Thursday, July 20, 8:30 pm / Special Events

Amici’s Cucina, 137 Main Street Raise a glass to MIFF 2017 Mid-Life Achievement Award honoree Lauren Hutton. Light refreshments, cash bar. Free admission Continued

In Nashville, Robert Altman concocted a narrative with 24 characters. On something like a dare, he doubled that in A Wedding, which has 48. Lauren Hutton’s memorable Florence Farmer is among actors including Carol Burnett (nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance here), Lillian Gish, Mia Farrow, Viveca Lindfors, Geraldine Chaplin, John Cromwell, Vittorio Gassman…well, we have to stop somewhere. “The two… Continued

Lauren Hutton is one of a luminous, true, and remarkable ensemble of actors—in the style of first-time director Alan Rudolph’s long-time mentor, Robert Altman—in Welcome to L.A., which also features MIFF Mid-Life Achievement Award Honorees Sissy Spacek and Keith Carradine, MIFF returning fave Mike Kaplan, MIFF vet Allan Nicholls, and Geraldine Chaplin, Harvey Keitel, Sally Kellerman, Viveca Lindfors, and Diahnne Abbott—quite a cast!… Continued