Tuesday, December 30

Repertory Series ArchiveNot Just a Nut: The Essential Bill Murray

Broken Flowers

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(2005) dir Jim Jarmusch w/Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Julie Delpy, Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Chloë Sevigny, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton [106 min; TBD]
Murray’s hangdog look has rarely been put to better use than in this “mystery” film from the great indie auteur Jim Jarmusch. Murray stars as Don Johnston, an aging lothario who receives an anonymous letter from a former lover telling him that he has a son. Badgered by his neighbor Winston (Wright) into going on a quest to find the mother, Don sets off on a cross-country journey in search of answers.

“Murray’s performance is at once enormously generous and fiercely, concisely witty.” – Ken Tucker, New York Magazine (Vulture)

“Like a perfect, short-lived love affair, its pleasure is accompanied by a palpable sting of sorrow. It leaves you wanting more, which I mean entirely as a compliment.” – Dana Stevens, New York Times

“Murray’s subtlest performance, and one of his best.” – Jack Mathews, New York Daily News

★★★★ “No actor is better than Bill Murray at doing nothing at all, and being fascinating while not doing it. Buster Keaton had the same gift for contemplating astonishing developments with absolute calm. Buster surrounded himself with slapstick, and in Broken Flowers Jim Jarmusch surrounds Murray with a parade of formidable women.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


Click a showtime to purchase tickets:

  • SCROOGED – Thu 12/25 at 2:30, 7:00 PM
  • GHOSTBUSTERS – Thu 12/25 at 4:45, 9:15 PM
  • MEATBALLS – Fri 12/26 at 3:15, 7:30 PM
  • STRIPES – Fri 12/26 at 5:15, 9:30 PM
  • GROUNDHOG DAY – Sat 12/27 at 2:30, 7:00 PM
  • CADDYSHACK – Sat 12/27 at 12:15, 4:45, 9:15 PM
  • RUSHMORE – Sun 12/28 at 2:30, 7:00 PM
  • THE LIFE AQUATIC – Sun 12/28 at 12:00, 4:30, 9:00 PM
  • THE RAZOR’S EDGE – Mon 12/29 at 8:30 PM
  • LOST IN TRANSLATION – Tue 12/30 at 7:00 PM
  • BROKEN FLOWERS – Tue 12/30 at 4:45, 9:15 PM
  • GHOSTBUSTERS 2 – Wed 12/31 at 9:00 PM

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