Friday, November 18 - Thursday, November 24, 2022

For open-captioned screenings of “SR.”, with dialogue and sounds displayed on screen, see here.

Smith’s (American Movie, Fyre) intimate, unorthodox portrait explores the life and career of the pioneering independent filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., whose irreverent, low-budget, 60s and 70s cult hits like Putney Swope and Greaser’s Palace changed American culture. Bonding with his famous son and namesake, Downey Sr. and Jr. unpack their complicated history and loving relationship, while Norman Lear, Alan Arkin, Paul Thomas Anderson and others weigh in on his still-influential work.

Unexpectedly revealing… an incredibly unconventional documentary.” – Variety

Official selection: Telluride, New York Film Festival

  • Running Time 89 minutes
  • Director Chris Smith
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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