DIRECTOR: ALEXANDER PAYNE
CAST: PAUL GIAMATTI, THOMAS HADEN CHURCH, VIRGINIA MADSEN, SANDRA OH
With Academy Award ® Winning Co-Writer Jim Taylor in person. Guests are invited to join us for a wine reception following the screening; wines generously provided by Francis Ford Coppola Winery.
A painfully funny and sometimes just plain painful modern classic, Payne’s cringe comedy follows crabby teacher/unpublished novelist Paul Giamatti and soon-to-be-married hack actor Thomas Haden Church on a bachelor’s trip through Santa Barbara County wine country, where they encounter eligible ladies Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh, and considerable boozy, woozy trouble. Invested with the spirit of the ‘60s Commedia all’italiana and ‘70s New Hollywood, yet entirely of its own time and place.
2004 / 4 mins / 35mm
Director: Jeff Fowler
Sideways is screening as part of The Academy At Metrograph series.