DIRECTOR: PETER BOGDANOVICH
CAST: RYAN O'NEAL, TATUM O'NEAL, MADELINE KAHN
Con artist Ryan O’Neal gets a serious cramp in his style when he’s shackled with an orphan girl (daughter Tatum O’Neal) who knows a thing or two about hustle herself. Bogdanovich’s wry, dry, very funny road movie moves along the dusty back roads of the Midwestern flatlands in the depths of the Great Depression, an environment made present and tactile through the peerless production design of Polly Platt and the black-and-white deep focus photography of László Kovács. “Now drink your Nehi and eat your Coney Island!”
Paper Moon is screening as part of the Playtime: Family Matinee series.