BREAKING AWAY: Interview with Paul Dooley (Recorded Feb. 24, 2014)
- 7:30 ONLY
$7.50 Member $13.00 Regular
(1979, Peter Yates) Great, we’ve graduated, so now what?, gripe Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley, and Daniel Stern (in his debut), as they hang around an abandoned quarry — but then Christopher discovers Italian-accented bicycle racing, to the befuddlement of his ex-stonecutter dad Paul Dooley. Shot in Bloomington, Indiana and based on a true story by Oscar-winning scripter Steve Tesich. Approx. 101 min. DCP.
Following the screening, actor Paul Dooley — also known for his work in the films of Robert Altman (The Player, A Wedding, Perfect Couple etc.; he was Wimpy in Popeye), as Cheryl’s father on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and for scores of other movies and TV shows — will be interviewed onstage by historian and film professor Brian Rose.
"An ingenious youth movie… a film which intrigues as much by its portait of working-class America bitterly opposed to the affluent society as by its large measure of lovingly-crafted fantasy."
– Time Out (London)
"A wonderfully sunny, funny, goofy, intelligent movie that makes you feel about as good as any movie in a long time. It is, in fact, a treasure."
– Roger Ebert