3x Bogdanovich, hosted by Richard Linklater

NICKELODEON: Director’s Cut

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

UK/USA, 1976, 2h 4min, DCP

3x Bogdanovich, hosted by Richard Linklater

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Tue, May 31


General Public
$13.50 evening / $11 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

Student discount: $4 off (only available at the box office with valid student ID)

Even before he began making films, Peter Bogdanovich wrote profiles and conducted interviews with many of the directors and stars of Classic Hollywood. His work in the field of Cinema history is absolutely essential. With this film, he brings together his work as a filmmaker and a historian of the medium in a fast-moving comedic concoction based on stories he heard from pioneering early directors Allan Dwan and Raoul Walsh about the chaotic early days of silent movie-making. Starring Ryan O’Neal as the lawyer who bungles his way from gag-writer to film director, Burt Reynolds as the handsome movie star who stands in the way of O’Neal’s romantic aspirations, and a cast of dozens, including Tatum O’Neal, Brian Keith, John Ritter, and the largest number of “who’s that guy again?” character actors this side of a Preston Sturges movie. Unlike, AT LONG LAST LOVE, NICKELODEON did not incur the wrath of the keepers of middle-brow taste so much as their total apathy. Audiences stayed away in droves, leaving it for subsequent generations—ours for instance—to rediscover. Black-and-white Director’s Cut.

AFS Founder and Artistic Director Richard Linklater will introduce NICKELODEON and participate in an onstage discussion after the screening.


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