"Nick (John Cassavetes) is desperate, holed up in a cheap hotel, suffering from an ulcer and convinced that a local mobster wants him killed. He calls Mikey (Peter Falk), his friend since childhood. So begins a long night as Mikey tries to take care of Nick, calm him down and get him out of town. Written and directed by the comedically inclined Elaine May, 'Mikey and Nicky' is a startlingly serious study of friendship and betrayal, a unique and riveting example of the gangster film, and a brilliant acting showcase for Cassavetes and Falk." (from the Metro's website below)
I've been wanting to see more of Elaine May's films ever since I saw "A New Leaf" at the museum's film series a few months ago. And here's one now! Sadly, no Walter Matthau in this one, but there is Peter Falk. Exciting times ahead!
The film plays at 7pm. Meeting time is 6:45pm in the main lobby of the Garneau, somewhere in the area of the couches. I'll have a bouquet of artificial flowers so that you can spot me. If there is interest, we can head out for coffee post-film to discuss it.