Special Advance Screening Co-presented by the Boston LGBT Film Festival, Chlotrudis, and the Brattle!
This is a free, first-come, first-served screening. Seating begins at 7:15pm; film begins at approx 8pm.
(2009) dir Glenn Ficarra, John Requa w/Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor [98 min]
Directed by longtime writing partners Ficarra and Requa (Bad Santa) from their own screenplay, I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS is the improbable but true story of one spectacularly charismatic man’s journey from small-town businessman to white-collar conman.
Steven Russell (Carrey) leads a seemingly average life – an organ player in the local church, happily married, and a member of the local police force. That is until he has a severe car accident that leads him to the ultimate epiphany: he’s gay and he’s going to live life to the fullest – even if he has to break the law to do it. Taking on an extravagant lifestyle, Steven turns to cons and fraud to make ends meet and is eventually sent to the State Penitentiary where he meets the love of his life, a sensitive, soft-spoken man named Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor).
His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts him to attempt (and often succeed at) one impossible con after another. Told with an uncanny sense of humor and a lot of heart, I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS is an oddball tale of what can happen when the legal system, a daredevil spirit and undying love collide.
Special thanks to Roadside Attractions and Terry Hines & Associates.
Celebrating the yet-to-be discovered treasures of the independent film world, Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film and the Brattle present a new bi-weekly film and discussion series on alternating Monday nights through January 3, 2011. Expect to see sneak previews, festival favorites, regional features, and overlooked gems in this exciting series. Filmmakers will be in attendance on select evenings, and discussions will be held after all screenings. More »