Robert Altman, US, 1974, 35mm, 108 min. / Alan Arkin, US, 1971, 16mm, 108 min.
Robert Altman, US, 1974, 35mm, 108 min.
This freewheeling buddy picture finds Gould once again teaming up with American auteur Robert Altman, this time opposite George Segal. Gould and Segal are gamblers who don’t know when to stop. Ending up in Reno, they go for the big money, but it proves to be unfulfilling. Based on the real life gambling addiction of writer Joseph Walsh, California Split is Altman fully untethered, allowing the chemistry between the two leads to shine.
Alan Arkin, US, 1971, 16mm, 108 min.
Jules Feiffer’s award-winning Off-Broadway play is adapted for the big screen by Alan Arkin in his directorial debut. Gould, who starred in the original 1967 production, plays Alfred – a man indifferent to the chaos of the city around him. His life descends deeper into the abyss in a series of absurd episodes. The film’s dark tone and scathing satire of city life have turned it into a cult classic.
16mm print provided by Jay Schwartz.