Bruce Dern will be @ CINEFAMILY this Saturday 1.15.11.
An Evening With Bruce Dern
Featuring 'The King of Marvin Gardens' & 'Tattoo'
“I've played more psychotics and freaks and dopers than anyone.” -- Bruce Dern
Specializing in villains and heavies, but bringing to them the sensitivity and complexity that makes them truly memorable, Dern has been the premier psychotic-neurotic of the past forty years. First burning his way into our consciousness as the man who shot John Wayne (The Cowboys, 1972), he was quickly typecast in a way that belied his considerable acting skill. His close friend Jack Nicholson called him the best of the new breed of actors to emerge in the 1970s, and the force of his performances truly show the power that a supporting character or villain can have. “Dernsie” is also an inveterate storyteller of Hollywood lore; his fascinating memoir “Things I’ve Said, But Probably Shouldn’t Have” is made up of 88 hours of juicy stream-of-consciousness and interview hours. This Saturday night we look forward to touring through those memories with him, as Cinefamily will showcase clips from his career, and discuss everything: his formative days at the Actors Studio, his gobs of ‘60s TV work, his formative film work at AIP, and his collaborations with some of the great creative film minds (Hitchcock, Rafelson, Ashby)! Our discussion will be followed with a screening of the seminal ‘70s classic (and one of Dern’s best dramatic performances) The King of Marvin Gardens.
The King of Marvin Gardens Dir. Bob Rafelson, 1972, 35mm, 103 min.
Starts @ 7p