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Simple Men

Simple Men

Simple Men

1992 / 105min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: HAL HARTLEY

CAST: ROBERT JOHN BURKE, MARTIN DONOVAN, BILL SAGE, KAREN SILLAS

Hal Hartley in person for the 9:00pm show on 1/24.

Robert John Burke and Bill Sage are two very unalike brothers—a brokenhearted bank robber and a fresh-faced, bookish college boy—reunited when their ex-baseball star-cum-anarchist activist father escapes from a hospital and goes on the lam. Following him, they break down in a backwater town, and become enmeshed in the life of the locals, played by Martin Donovan, Karen Sillas, and Elina Löwensohn. Using the familiar form of the classic American road movie, Hartley constructs something wholly unexpected and completely clued into its time, a movie about “average” Americans that reminds us that no such creature exists.