SUN OCT 15, 2023 1:00 PM

THE PLOT AGAINST HARRY

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

Los Feliz 3 | New 35mm print!  

‘Sunday Print Edition’

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  • RELEASED IN: 1969
  • 81 MINUTES
  • DIRECTED BY: Michael Roemer

ABOUT THE FILM:

Shelved by writer/director Roemer in 1969 following a laugh-less preview, THE PLOT AGAINST HARRY emerged two decades later when he overheard a technician performing a video transfer of the film laughing hysterically. On a whim, Roemer made two 35mm prints and sent them to the New York and Toronto Film Festivals (it was a hit with audiences), before releasing theatrically to great acclaim in early 1990 as a bona fide comedy classic.

Deadpan, small-time Kosher Nostra member and ex-con Harry Plotnick (Martin Priest) is just released from prison and trying to regain his lost turf in a neighborhood turned topsy-turvy. After a chance reunion with his ex-wife and grown children, Harry is suddenly immersed in middle-class normality and goes meshugga when he gets into the catering biz with his ex-brother-in-law (Ben Lang). What follows is a world of call girls, bar mitzvahs, lingerie fashion shows, Cuban-Chinese mobsters, subway parties, Mafia barbecues, dog training classes, Congressional hearings, and hotel pajama parties.

Program notes by Film Forum 

FORMAT: 35mm

DISTRIBUTOR: The Film Desk

COUNTRY: USA

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