DIRECTOR: PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
CAST: JOAQUIN PHOENIX, JOSH BROLIN, KATHERINE WATERSTON, JOANNA NEWSOM
In which “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix), a stoner private detective based in the Los Angeles-area beach ‘burg of Gordita Beach, gets sucked into a conspiracy that’s more than mere pot paranoia after a visit from ex-old lady Katherine Waterston. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon, Anderson’s by turns loopy and melancholy film is a wild whodunnit and a eulogy for the counterculture, with superb supporting work from an extraordinary ensemble including Josh Brolin as Sportello’s jarhead department contact.
Screening preceded by Paul Thomas Anderson's Radiohead: Daydreaming on 35mm.
Total runtime: 156 minutes