Alice’s Restaurant

1969, 111m, 35mm, U.S.

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Screened January 27–30, 2018

Red hot off of Bonnie and Clyde, Penn was again Oscar-nominated for meeting the challenge of making a movie from a work that had a comparable impact on the culture: Arlo Guthrie’s longform song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree.” Guthrie plays himself in the satirical yet fact-based account of how his Thanksgiving Day errand in Massachusetts snowballed—with the actual sheriff and judge from his case also reprising, plus Guthrie’s compatriot Pete Seeger as himself.

A film by Arthur Penn