France, Ireland, Italy | 2011 | Paolo Sorrentino
Moviegoers buzzed about this odd but lovable road movie when we showed it in January—so we’re bringing it back. Sean Penn is unforgettable as Cheyenne, a retired American rock star with Edward Scissorhands-like features (black hair, pasty face, red lips, timid voice) living in Dublin. When his estranged, Holocaust-survivor father is dying, Cheyenne returns to the U.S. Soon he’s an avenging angel, traversing America to locate and kill the aged ex-Nazi who humiliated his dad at Auschwitz. But this movie is no revenge Götterdämmerung à la Quentin Tarantino. It’s a gentle, gorgeous, often funny fable about growing up and finding wisdom—one of the overlooked gems of 2012. With Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch, and David Byrne.
111 min. 35mm. Back by Popular Demand!
Buy advance tickets to Cinematheque films at Fandango.com
Become a Cinematheque member and save off regular admission prices for one full year!
General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
*Additional film on the same day: $7