About the film
The film follows Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman), a 15-year-old self-described “showman,” as he lives a bustling life in 1973 Los Angeles. A child actor, he travels across the country to attend auditions and appear on TV specials, while also running his own public relations firm with his mother (Mary Elizabeth Ellis). He has a “usual table” at a local watering hole, initiates numerous lucrative business ventures, and insistently hits on older women, all with the confidence of a much older man—which is to say, a teenage boy.

The main object of his affections is Alana Kane (Alana Haim, of the band “Haim” fame), a pissed-off 25-year-old he meets working his high school’s picture day. He flirts with her aggressively, she rebuffs his affections, but they have an undeniable connection, and it’s not long before they become best friends.

Director Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia) invited al lot of befriended musicians, directors and actors to play parts in the film, like Bradley Cooper.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Bradley Cooper, Tom Waits, Sean Penn a.o.
Year: 2021
Length: 133 minutes
Language: English, also
English subtitled


More information:

  • Date: Wednesday 2 November
  • Time: 20.00-22.30 Doors open: 19.30
  • Location: Aula/ Auditorium, Erasmus Building on campus Woudestein
  • Entrance: €4,-


Organised by Studium Generale and ESN Rotterdam

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