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"The Purple Rose of Cairo" (1985) at Joseph's

  • Feb 16, 2014 · 5:00 PM
  • joseph's Place

     Hey everyone, Joseph will be hosting "The Purple Rose of Cairo" at his place.  Joseph will be providing chili, so feel free to bring a drink or a snack to share.

      The following description comes from Hal Erickson and the All Movie Guide:

Woody Allen blurs the the boundaries between the real and unreal in this unique comic fantasy. The scene is a small town in the mid-1930s. Trapped in a dead-end job and an abusive marriage, Cecelia (Mia Farrow) regularly seeks refuge in the local movie house. She becomes so enraptured by the latest … Moreattraction, an RKO screwball comedy called The Purple Rose of Cairo, that she returns to the theatre day after day. During one of these visits, the film's main character Tom Baxter (Jeff Daniels), pauses in his dialogue, turns towards the audience, and says to Cecelia," My God, how you must love this picture." Then he climbs out of the movie, much to the consternation of the rest of the audience and the other characters on screen. Liberated from his customary black-and-white environs, he accompanies Cecelia on a tour of the town, eventually falling in love with her. Meanwhile, the other Purple Rose characters, unable to proceed with the film, carry on a discussion with themselves. Desperately, the RKO executives seek out Gil Shepherd, the actor who played the hero of Purple Rose. Shepherd (also played by Daniels), is sent to Cecelia's hometown to see if he can repair the damage.

Hope to see you there!

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  • Kris A

    I am so sorry - I did not get the e-mail to let me know we were in instead of on the wait list until after the meetup. I do hope we did not prevent anybody from seeing the movie at Joseph's.

    February 17, 2014

  • Lisa

    Joseph, I sincerely apologize for the last-minute cancellation. I made a ridiculous scheduling mistake. Again, I'm truly sorry!

    February 16, 2014

  • Kathy N

    Why is there always a wait list? Residence. Have it somwhere everyone can go.

    February 15, 2014

    • Gary

      Hi Kathy, we try to stike a balance between public events (ie. at AMC, Landmark Theaters, the TOBY at the Museum of Art.) where there are no waiting lists, and residence screenings where a waiting list is necessary. Also, if you screen a film in a public location then you run into paying licencing fees to the video distributors and we're not equiped to deal with that.

      1 · February 15, 2014

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