"Darkly comic, vastly entertaining and utterly original. "
- Emanuel Levy, Variety
Our outdoor series with Moxie Cinema kicks off strong with Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights (1997).
In the San Fernando Valley in 1977, teenage busboy Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) gets discovered by porn director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), who transforms him into adult-film sensation Dirk Diggler. Brought into a supportive circle of friends, including fellow actors Amber Waves (Julianne Moore), Rollergirl (Heather Graham) and Reed Rothchild (John C. Reilly), Dirk fulfills all his ambitions, but a toxic combination of drugs and egotism threatens to take him back down.
The film's idiosyncratic direction quickly made Paul Thomas Anderson, the talented auteur responsible for The Master, There Will Be Blood, and most recently, Phantom Thread, a filmmaker to watch.
$6 at the door, with a portion of proceeds going to support the fabulous Moxie Cinema. The beer will be flowing all night long, with food available from Cecil's To Go. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and loved ones out for a backyard movie under the stars!