Next Stop, Greenwich Village
First screened in February 2016
Director: Paul Mazursky. Cast: Lenny Baker, Ellen Greene, Shelley Winters, Mike Kellin, Dori Brenner, Antonio Fargas, Lois Smith, Christopher Walken, John Ford Noonan, Lou Jacobi, Helen Hanft, Michael Egan, Denise Galik, John C. Becher, Jeff Goldblum, Sol Frieder, Joe Spinell, Carole Monferdini, Vincent Schiavelli, Joe Madden, Rashel Novikoff, Rubin Levine. Screenplay: Paul Mazursky. Twitter Capsule:
I loved it. SO much. The writing, the performances. The feeling for New York's energies and defenses.
I'm willing to hear arguments about the film's originality, and it's not the work of a major stylist. Still, consider how many movies attempt similar stories and characters and flop.