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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thomas White's "WHO'S CRAZY?" Opens March 10 at FSLC in a New Restoration

Film Society Lincoln Center

Thomas White’s

Striking new digital restoration screens in a weeklong exclusive engagement, March 10-16

"A cinematic thrill, an artistic achievement that deserves an honored place in the history books ... It gets to the very essence of movie-going and transfigures the concept." —Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Filmed in Belgium with actors from New York’s experimental Living Theater, Thomas White’s first (and only) feature fell into obscurity after its 1966 Cannes Film Festival debut.

A group of insane asylum inmates flee a broken-down bus and occupy a nearby farmhouse. As they form a collective threaded by bizarre exercises and slapstick setups, the film spirals out into a freewheeling comedy of disorder, told with unusual verve and intensity, and featuring a dissonant, if deranged, soundtrack by free jazz innovator Ornette Coleman and his trio.

Presented in a new digital restoration, Who’s Crazy? is at once a hidden avant-garde gem and a vibrant, immediate work.

1966 | 73m | English | Black & White | DCP | A Kino Lorber release 


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