Fat City
First screened in August 2003 / Most recently screened in June 2016
Director: John Huston. Cast: Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Nicholas Colasanto, Candy Clark, Art Aragon, Curtis Cokes, Sixto Rodriguez, Ruben Navarro, Álvaro López, Billy Walker, Wayne Mahan. Screenplay: Julius J. Epstein.

Twitter Capsule: Million Dollar Baby's drunk uncle. Essential Americana. Hall of Fame cinematography, but smells like eleven sweaty bucks.

VOR:   Few American films have captured a dog-eared milieu with such pungency and economy, or with such off-handed admixture of cultures and personalities. Arguably Huston's peak?

Photo © 1972 Columbia Pictures/Rastar Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Susan Tyrrell

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