WED MAY 25, 2022 7:30 PM

SAINT JACK

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | ‘Movies You Have Already Seen and Ones You Haven’t: A Monthly Tribute to the Films of Peter Bogdanovich’ 

  • RELEASED IN: 1979
  • 112 MINUTES
  • DIRECTED BY: PETER BOGDANOVICH

ABOUT THE FILM:

Ben Gazzara gave one of his most happy-go-lucky turns in Peter Bogdanovich’s SAINT JACK, the tale of American hustler “Saint Jack” Flowers whose chaotic business is to “satisfy the needs” of visiting businessmen in Vietnam War-era Singapore. Gazzara plays Flowers as a breezy Fitzcarraldo type, a man preternaturally driven towards delivering the classiest brothel and the absolute best in carnal pleasures to GIs, ex-pats and other wayward souls lost amongst southeast Asia. Based upon the novel by Paul Theroux, SAINT JACK marked the first of several critical comebacks for Bogdanovich. In a humanist return to form matching THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, the filmmaker gives Gazzara room to ride the line between savvy, charismatic huckster and moralistic citizen of the world.

FORMAT: DCP

DISTRIBUTOR: AGFA