Another Day in Paradise
DIRECTOR: LARRY CLARK
CAST: JAMES WOODS, MELANIE GRIFFITH, VINCENT KARTHEISER
Clark looked back to the 1970s—the days of his own wasted, wanton youth—in adapting Eddie Little’s novel of the same name for this gritty, grimy road movie period piece. Vincent Kartheiser, before he was Mad Men’s Pete Campbell, plays an oily small-time punk and addict who hooks up with veteran thief James Woods and girlfriend Melanie Griffith. Misunderstood and much-savaged on initial release, Another Day in Paradise holds up today as an unflinching, powerfully-performed character study, and an exemplary expression of Clark’s renegade spirit. Screening the uncensored director's cut.
Print courtesy of the Phil Blankenship Collection at the Academy Film Archive
Screening as a part of our Larry Clark series.