September at the Trylon
With his rumpled look and perpetual squint (the product of a glass eye inserted when he was three years old), Peter Falk had an everyman appeal that belied a talent of astonishing range and sensitivity. He indelibly combined sweet humor with deep feelings.
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Past Films in this Series
(1987, 35mm, 127m, German and English w/English subtitles) dir Wim Wenders w/Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander. In Wenders’s poetic fable, Falk, playing “himself,” is a former angel who has descended to Earth. Though the actor said the role was “the craziest thing ever been offered,” he imbues it with a striking depth and vulnerability. Read more at Perisphere. SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:30See More
(1981, 16mm, 113m) dir Robert Aldrich w/Vicki Frederick, Laurene Landon, Tracy Reed. Fast-talking Harry Sears (Falk) manages the California Dolls, a scrappy female wrestling tag team, as they battle to the top. Director Aldrich’s final film boasts exciting wrestling set pieces and is remarkably insightful and funny. This is the only known print in circulation. These screenings are presented in partnership with the Cult Film Collective. SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:15See More
(1970, 35mm, 138m) dir John Cassavetes w/Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara. A trio of middle-aged friends go on an apocalyptic bender (including a frenzied trip to London) after the death of a mutual friend. Cassavetes’s most scathing movie focuses on the toxic side of masculinity. Read more at Perisphere. SUN 7:30 MON/TUE 7:00 9:30See More
(1976, DCP, 119m) dir Elaine May w/John Cassavetes, Rose Arrick, William Hickey. Falk and frequent collaborator Cassavetes play insecure small time gangsters in May’s examination of friendship and loyalty. Read more at Perisphere. SUN 6:30 MON/TUE 7:00 9:30See More