Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Jack Goes Boating

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

With Amy Ryan, Daphne Rubin-Vega, John Ortiz, and Mimi O’Donnell in person!

35mm Print!

Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) was indisputably one of the great screen actors, bringing complexity, depth, risk-taking, and empathy to every performance. Sadly, he only directed one film, the deeply touching JACK GOES BOATING. For his debut behind the camera, Hoffman chose a work he knew inside and out, a play produced by the off-Broadway Labyrinth Theater Company, where he served as Artistic Director. In the story of a quartet of working-class New Yorkers, Hoffman is a loner limo driver who enters a tentative romance. “There’s a dreamy aspect to the film,” said Hoffman. “It’s really emotional; it’s not analytical. These people are being pulled by their emotional life. Whether it’s a psychic pain or a true desire and hope for something else, they’re all looking to be relieved of whatever burden they’ve been carrying…that’s the journey we take with them.” Hoffman’s three co-stars, and his longtime partner Mimi O’Donnell will discuss their collaboration with Hoffman.

Screening as part of the series Actors Direct, hosted by David Schwartz.

  • Country USA
  • Year 2010
  • Running Time 89 minutes
  • Director Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Writer Bob Glaudini (play & screenplay)
  • Editor Brian A. Kates
  • Cinematographer W. Mott Hupfel III
  • Cast Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz, Richard Petrocelli, Tom McCarthy, Amy Ryan

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