The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
At Long Last Love
Pauline Kael called it “vapid”, Jonathan Rosenbaum derided it as “an eccentric misreading of Lubitsch”, and Roger Ebert dubbed it “a light, silly, impeccably stylish entertainment”. Bogdanovich’s first major flop has gained a cult reputation as a fascinating addition to the director’s revisionist work with Hollywood genres in the 1970s. Set on Broadway during the 1930s, the film is a musical comprised of songs by Cole Porter. Difficult to see for many years, it was eventually recut by Bogdanovich in a version closer to his intentions. With Burt Reynolds (yes, he sings!), Cybill Shepherd and Madeline Kahn.
Also screening on Wed 5 July
Targets (1968) – Wed 21 Jun, 7pm
The Last Picture Show (1971) – Wed 21 Jun, 8.50pm
What's Up, Doc? (1972) – Wed 28 Jun, 7pm
Squirrels to the Nuts (2014/2022) – Wed 28 Jun, 8.50pm
Saint Jack (1979) – Wed 5 Jul, 7pm
At Long Last Love (1975) – Wed 5 Jul, 9.05pm
Born in upstate New York to immigrants who had fled the Nazis, Peter Bogdanovich (1939–2022) will always be remembered as the notable American auteur who took the French path from criticism to filmmaking...
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Australia's longest-running film society, Melbourne Cinémathèque screens significant works of international cinema in the medium they were created, the way they would have originally screened.
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