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Let's discuss "Crumb" (1994)

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  • Dear Film Lovers,


    Let's get together to discuss this fascinating documentary about the underground comics cartoonist and unique personality R. Crumb. 


    Read a little about it to gain a sense of the psychological complexity we will encounter here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109508/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


    For anyone who would like to DVR this film, it will air on Turner Classic Movies on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 1 AM.


    Many copies are available for borrowing through the New York Public Library: http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/search/C__S%22Crumb%22;jsessionid=979CB6D764341FEC45C4480AA4EF22ED?lang=eng


    As you may know, I tend to select our films from cable channels because I prefer to consider movies that have stood the test of time -- as well as save our members money!


    Just wanted to point out that TCM is offering an embarrassment of riches in the next few weeks. Here are several films I strongly recommend:


    1) "The Graduate" (1967) -- Sun., 11/27, at 12:45 AM -- The memorable tale of Mrs. Robinson and her young lover.

    2) "Best Boy" (1979) -- Wed., 11/30, at 8 PM -- Unforgettable documentary about a 52-year-old mentally impaired New York man and the changes he faces following the death of his father.

    3) "Koyaanisqatsi" (1983) -- Thurs., 12/1, at 12:45 AM -- Visually stunning history of the Earth. Witness our planet come to life! (I don't often remember musical scores, but this one is still with  me after decades.)


    And...


    Did you know that the TV station of the City University of New York (Channel 75 on Time Warner Cable/Spectrum) is a treasure trove of little-known, often excellent-quality older films?   If you'd like an example, check out "Quicksand" on Sun., 11/27 at 2:35 PM.


    Here's my imdb.com review: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042869/reviews-62


    Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving, and I hope to see you on Dec. 11!


    All the best,


    Eve




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