Sundance Comes to Chicago
By Rob Christopher in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 12, 2010 7:00PM
image via Sundance Film Festival website
You see, Chicago is one of only eight cities which will be having simultaneous premieres of films screening at Sundance. The Music Box be hosting Jack Goes Boating. The film marks Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut and he also stars, reprising the role he originated onstage. Of the play, The New York Times wrote, "This gentle portrait of pothead losers in love is a reminder of how engrossing uneventful existences can be in the hands of the right actors. You’re likely to leave the theater with a contact high from the ripe pleasure that Mr. Hoffman and his cast mates derive from portraying everyday eccentrics." Our own Gothamist sure liked it.
Hoffman will be present for a Q & A after the screening. It's no wonder Chicago was chosen to host his movie because he's in town anyway, rehearsing for The Long Red Road at the Goodman Theatre. He's directing that production as well. If he's as sharp a director as he is an actor, we're in for quite a treat.