How sad! The end of the Summer 2013 Free Film Series at the Palm Springs Art Museum comes to an end this Thursday. Good news is, the end it with the epic comedy, Raising Arizona.
It’s gonna be a packed house! Make sure to come early because every seat in the Annenberg Theater will fill up.
Thank you to PSAM for keeping us sane all summer.
See you this Thursday (or not because the theater is dark?).
Summer 2013 FREE Film Series Ends This Thursday
September 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Palm Springs Art Museum
101 N. Museum Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262
Raising Arizona (1987), 94 minutes
Director Joel Coen
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter
The first mainstream hit from Oscar winning writer/directors Joel and Ethan Coen (Fargo, True Grit), this wildly creative comedy features deliciously deranged performances from Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter as a hopelessly naive young couple who decide that the solution to their childless marital state is to kidnap a baby from a local tycoon whose wife has given birth to quintuplets, setting in motion a series of events with hilariously unintended consequences.
Combining influences from Tex Avery cartoons to Sam Raimi horror movies to 1940s B-movies, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen followed up the stylish film noir of their debut,Blood Simple (1984), with this frantic screwball comedy. H.I. “Hi” McDonnough (Nicholas Cage) is a philosophical but slightly dim career criminal who has been arrested so often that he gets to know “Ed,” short for Edwina (Holly Hunter), the officer who takes his mug shots. Hi takes a shine to Ed and promises to go straight if she marries him. She accepts, and they move to the Arizona desert, where Hi holds down a factory job and blissfully watches the sunsets with Ed. Their serenity is shattered when the couple decides that they want a child and discover that, as Hi puts it, “Ed’s womb was a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase.” (One of the film’s many delights is Hi’s unexpectedly flowery dime-novel narration.) Ed goes into a severe depression until she sees an item in the news. Nathan Arizona (Trey Wilson), owner of a chain of unpainted furniture stores, has become the father of quintuplets, and he and his wife joke that they now have more children than they know what to do with. In what seems like a perfect “helps you, helps me” situation, Hi and Ed kidnap one of the Arizona infants, figuring that they’ll have a baby and the Arizonas will have less of a burden. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi via Fandango.com