As part of a commemorative Philip Seymour Hoffman series following the actor's sudden and tragic passing, the American Cinematheque offers an exceedingly rare opportunity for cinephiles: to see Paul Thomas Anderson's exquisite, complex, and subversive modern masterpiece on glorious 70mm! Not everyone saw this picture when it was in theaters and if you are one of those who (very regrettably, I imagine) missed this picture in its initial release, here's your chance to correct the mistake. I don't mean to sound like a schoolmarm, but you really ought to know what's good for you - and Paul Thomas Anderson is always in this category. So, don't delay, purchase a ticket right away, and get ready to be swept away. It's a truly incredible experience.
Cinema has a remarkable ability to serve as a kind of secular immortality - even though Hoffman passed so recently and for such a horrible reason as drug addiction, we have him in his films, his performances, his 'screen presence.' In a sense, he's forever that way - from his small role in SCENT OF A WOMAN to THE MASTER and all the many points beyond. R.I.P. PSH. - SBP