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Alice’s Restaurant (film screening)

Thu April 14 2016 7pm
The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.)

Presented by the Chan Centre in partnership with The Cinematheque

Intrigued by the counterculture tale told in Arlo Guthrie’s epic 1967 talking-blues record “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” director Arthur Penn, co-scripting with playwright Venable Herndon, adapted the song into this 1969 feature film.

Hippie outsider Arlo Guthrie (playing himself) encounters suspicion from the straight world; visits his dying father, legendary leftist activist and folk singer Woody Guthrie (played by actor Joseph Boley) with friend Pete Seeger (playing himself); and hangs out in the title converted church/commune created by his friends Alice and husband Ray. After Alice’s “Thanksgiving dinner that couldn’t be beat,” Arlo is arrested for littering by rule-following cop William Obanhein (playing himself).

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Thu April 14 2016 7pm
The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.)
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