Alice’s Restaurant

Monday, February 28, 2011

Introduced by Craig Lucas!

For ever-revealing playwright/filmmaker/librettist Craig Lucas (Longtime Companion, Prelude to a Kiss, The Light in the Piazza), this remarkable film by the late Arthur Penn – based on folk singer Arlo Guthrie’s era-defining autobiographical song – was a film that “carried with it such an ineffable ache of sorrow…that it wiped the smirk of bohemia right off the face of the ’60s.” Guthrie plays himself in the film, reenacting his persecution at the hands of small-town local law officials, and in Penn’s wise, life-loving follow-up to Bonnie and Clyde, Lucas saw “the birth of a kind of American moviemaking” that he knew he wanted to be a part of. It’s a movie you won’t soon forget.

  • Country USA
  • Year 1969
  • Running Time 111 minutes
  • Director Arthur Penn