The Landlord

Thursday, September 13


    35mm Print!

    “Hal Ashby’s 1969 debut clearly sprang from the mind behind ‘Harold and Maude’. It’s the tale of a bourgeois brat (Beau Bridges) from an old-money family who buys a tenement block in a black neighbourhood intending to create the perfect bachelor pad, but ends up falling for the residents instead. Loose, funky and rough around the edges in that trademark late ’60s screw-sense-let’s-try-it fashion, ‘The Landlord’ succeeds thanks to terrific performances, political nous, flawless photography from Gordon Willis, a handful of sublimely witty moments and an overall sense of rebellious fun.” TimeOut

    Part of the series “Hal Ashby: The Seventies.” Double-bill admission at select shows – tickets purchased to the 12:15pm show of THE LANDLORD includes complimentary admission to the same-day 2:45pm screening of HAL. Ticketholders for the 6:45pm screening of HAL may claim a complimentary ticket to the 8:50pm screening of THE LANDLORD. Complimentary tickets must be claimed from the IFC Center box office. Offer is not redeemable to other days or showtimes.

    • Short Title The Landlord
    • Country USA
    • Year 1970
    • Running Time 112 minutes
    • Director Hal Ashby
    • Writer Bill Gunn (screenplay), Kristin Hunter (novel)
    • Editor William A. Sawyer, Edward Warschilka
    • Cinematographer Gordon Willis
    • Cast Beau Bridges, Lee Grant, Diana Sands