DIRECTOR: PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
CAST: MARK WAHLBERG, JULIANNE MOORE, BURT REYNOLDS, JOHN C. REILLY, DON CHEADLE, HEATHER GRAHAM, WILLIAM H. MACY, PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
The movie that irrefutably marked Anderson as a major talent, a filmmaker of élan, humor and heart, Boogie Nights follows horse-cocked picaro hero Dirk Diggler (Mark Wahlberg) into the burgeoning 1970s adult film industry, following Dirk and the business from celluloid to videotape, and from youthful optimism to adult disillusion. At the center of the chaos, tracked by a restless moving camera, is patriarchal porn maven Jack Horner, played by Burt Reynolds in Grand Old Man form.
Screening preceded by Paul Thomas Anderson's Haim: Valentine on 35mm.
Total runtime 161 minutes.