Hard Eight

Hard Eight
  • Monday April 16 | 7:00pm

John (John C. Reilly) is drawn into the world of professional gamblers by the mysterious Sydney (the inimitable Philip Baker Hall). Anderson’s debut feature showcases his trademark Steadicam shots and narrative trickery, in this hard-nosed homage to the classics of film noir. “This is a film in which every beat of dialogue, every camera angle and every note of slinky background lounge music has been calculated to create a mood of faintly sleazy cool. One of the many strengths of this beautifully controlled, slow-moving film is that the revelations come as a complete surprise at the same time that they make psychological sense”.  New York Times

Hard Eight

  • Rating: MA