Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A 24-hour Philip Seymour Hoffman film fest

Posted By on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Jack Goes Boating
  • Jack Goes Boating

IU Cinema is looking back on the work of Philip Seymour Hoffman with a 24-hour, overnight marathon Feb. 18 and 19. It's free, thanks to a grant from Jim and Roberta Sherman, and no tickets are required. Films will screen continuously without intermission.

Here's the lineup (from IU's press release):

4 p.m. Feb. 18, Jack Goes Boating - The only film Hoffman acted in that he also directed tells the story of a limo driver's blind date in New York City.

5:40 p.m. Feb. 18, The Savages - Siblings face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their aging father.

7:40 p.m. Feb. 18, The Master - A Navy veteran drifts through a series of breakdowns until he becomes deeply involved in a cult, engaged by its charismatic leader.

10:10 p.m. Feb. 18, Mission Impossible III - A secret agent faces a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer while trying to keep his identity secret in order to protect his girlfriend.

12:20 a.m. Feb. 19, Almost Famous - A high school boy accompanies an up-and-coming rock band on tour and writes about it for Rolling Stone magazine.

2:25 a.m. Feb. 19, A Late Quartet - Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, ego and lust.

4:15 a.m. Feb. 19, Doubt - A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

6:15 a.m. Feb. 19, Synecdoche, New York - A theater director struggles with life while creating a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

8:20 a.m. Feb. 19, Magnolia - The parallel stories of two men about to die, each estranged from a grown child uninterested in making contact.

11:35 a.m. Feb. 19, Boogie Nights - Eddie would've been just another dropout if he hadn't met director Jack Horner, who introduces him to the adult film world and transforms him into a star.

2:15 p.m. Feb. 19, Capote - While researching "In Cold Blood," an account of the murder of a Kansas family, the author develops a relationship with one of the accused killers.

4:15 p.m. Feb. 19, Owning Mahowny - Things get messy for a bank manager with a gambling problem and access to a multimillion dollar account.

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