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Nicholson/Rafelson Double Feature!

Five Easy Pieces (1970);
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972) @ Million Dollar Theater

Five Easy Pieces (1970)
November 30, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Directed by Bob Rafelson

Society dropout Bobby Dupea, once a promising classical pianist, spends his days working as an oil-rig hand, living with waitress girlfriend Rayette, and bowling. When Dupea finds out that his father is dying, he embarks on a reluctant return to his boyhood home with Rayette in tow, but finds himself unsatisfied with and unable to reconcile himself to either identity.

Columbia Pictures. Producer: Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler. Screenwriter: Adrien Joyce. Cinematographer: Laszlo Kovacs. Editor: Christopher Holmes, Gerald Shepard, Pete Denenberg, Harold Hazen. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Lois Smith, Susan Anspach, Ralph Waite.

35mm, color, 98 min.

The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)

Directed by Bob Rafelson

Late-night talk radio host David travels to Atlantic City and is taken in by his con-man brother Jason, who has big dreams of buying an island near Hawaii.  Meanwhile, a rivalry grows between David's girlfriend, former beauty queen Sally, and her pretty stepdaughter Jessica. Monopoly metaphors abound in Bob Rafelson's follow up to Five Easy Pieces.

Columbia Pictures. Producer: Bob Rafelson. Screenwriter: Jacob Brackman. Cinematographer: Laszlo Kovacs. Editor: John F. Link II. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Julia Anne Robinson, Benjamin Scatman Crothers.

35mm, color, 103 min.