Boogie Nights (18)
USA/1997/156mins/18 Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson With: Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman
A snapshot of the euphoric adventures of the 1970s American pornography industry and the comedown in the 1980s.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Over the last twenty years, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has consistently and thoroughly examined the joys and horrors of humanity through his powerful filmmaking. Despite attending film school for only two days, this son of a late-night horror host has created some of the greatest films of the 21st century, relying on his obsessive consumption of the visual medium and collaborating with the most immense talents in acting, photography and music. We present a short season to demonstrate how his compelling and epic character portraits have led to the new film Phantom Thread and the swansong of actor Daniel Day-Lewis.