You may know Phil Kaufman’s trio of classic films from the 80s. No one made movies as romantic, brutal, elegiac, elegant, sexy, pure, inspiring. His 80s films are like those of no other auteur and I put The Right Stuff, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Henry & June up there with any three movies by any director. But to me, the lost classic, the one where it’s easy to miss the despair behind the bravado, the one where surrealism and fright stand next to exuberance and dynamic playfulness – that one is The Wanderers. My buddy @Jonathan Hertzberg did the legwork to bring this film out on Kino-Lorber Repertory and i’m thrilled it’s showing at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. I hope you’ll all join me for this showing on Tuesday Nov 22nd. Can’t wait to hear the Three Stooges theme as the Orion Pictures logo spins around – can’t wait to hear maybe the greatest sounding drums ever, and crunchy guitar as The Four Seasons’ Walk Like a Man comes on the soundtrack. Or maybe that song just sounds so good when it’s set to Kaufman’s camera, panning down the lightposts in New York. See you there i hope. Wanderers Forever. – bill teck
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