Four men's days of debauchery

Wild weekend: `La Grande Bouffe' is an excruciating tale of sex and self-destruction that can be tough to watch

Film

May 26, 2000|By Ann Hornaday | Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC

The excruciating "La Grande Bouffe," Marco Ferreri's 1973 movie about four men who engage in a weekend of gluttony, sex and self-destruction, will be at The Charles tonight and will be shown at matinees over the weekend. Marcello Mastroianni, Phillipe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Piccoli star; even with that cast, viewers are advised to see it on an empty stomach. The Charles will also play "Kadosh," Amos Gitai's film that The Sun's Chris Kaltenbach called "a beautifully crafted, wonderfully acted meditation on the seeming incompatibility of Orthodox Judaism and modern sexual mores," in matinees tomorrow, Sunday and Monday.

Breakfast and a movie

Cinema Sundays at The Charles this weekend will feature a screening of "The Last September," Deborah Warner's adaptation of the Elizabeth Bowen novel about a family thrown into turmoil by the political upheavals in Ireland during the 1920s. Critic Mike Giuliano will be the featured guest speaker.

Doors open at 9: 45 a.m. for a light brunch of coffee and bagels. Show time is 10: 30 a.m. Four film mini-memberships, which encompass the remainder of the series, are available for $52. Individual tickets may be purchased at the door for $15. For more information, call 410-727-3464.

Movies for hearing impaired

The Loews White Marsh Theatre is showing open-captioned versions of recent hits for hearing impaired audiences. "Erin Brockovich," starring Julia Roberts as a dynamic and persistent legal assistant who uncovers a toxic waste cover-up, will be shown Tuesday and Wednesday at regular show times. See The Sun's movie calendar for schedules.

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