An Evening with Robert Downey Sr.
May 16, 2012
In conjunction with the release of the Criterion Collection’s new box set, Up All Night With Robert Downey Sr., the Brattle is pleased to welcome this legendary subversive filmmaker to our stage for an evening of film and conversation. Beginning with a screening of NO MORE EXCUSES, Downey’s look at Manhattan’s singles scene of the late sixties, and ending with an onstage conversation with Downey himself in person, this is sure to be a fascinating and revealing evening with one of the most original New York filmmakers of the past fifty years. Screens with… No More Excuses (1968) dir Robert Downey Sr., Robert Soukis w/Downey, Allen Abie, Lawrence Wolf, Linda Diesen [46 min] Downey takes his camera and microphone onto the streets (and into some bedrooms) for a look at Manhattan’s singles scene of the late sixties. Of course, that’s not all: No More Excuses cuts between this footage and the fragmented tale of a time-traveling Civil War soldier, a rant from the director of the fictional Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, and other assorted improprieties. – Criterion Collection NO MORE EXCUSES will also play Thursday, May 17.