USA/1999/184mins/18 Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson With: Tom Cruise, William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in Los Angeles.
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, starting with his first feature Hard Eight 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.