Art in the Form of Film: Smoke (1995) with Paul Marino
August 21, 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Friday, August 21, 5:45 – 9PM
Special Fee: $7, includes a glass of wine or bottle of water.
As a substance, smoke is nothing more than the short-lived residue of something burning, but within the subculture of those who do smoke, friendships can last a lifetime. In this critically acclaimed film, a smoke shop in a Brooklyn working class neighborhood serves as the anchored space where the vignettes of five characters, who at times are funny, touching, tragic, and genuine, swirl and intersect. Smoke may lack dramatic car chases, surprise endings, and special effects, but has memorable performances, especially those by Harvey Keitel and Ashley Judd, that should not be missed. In short, this is a small film with a big heart. Instructor Paul Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion.