TPR Cinema Tuesdays
“I sincerely believe that to see good films, and to see important films, is one of the most profoundly civilizing experiences that we can have as people.” -- Roger Ebert
The winner of eight Academy Awards, AMADEUS is a fanciful story about the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the jealous lengths his rival, Antonio Salieri, will go to find favor in the eyes and ears of Emperor Joseph II. The movie stars Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham, Jeffrey Jones, and Elizabeth Berridge. For the film, Mozart’s music was arranged and conducted by Sir Neville Marriner, and provides a heavenly backdrop to Peter Shaffer’s words, adapted from his stage play of the same name.
Hulce’s Mozart is a hilariously impish lad; music seems to pour out of him without effort. But as Salieri, F. Murray Abraham is the film’s emotional center. He recognizes greatness in Mozart, as well as his own inadequacy. How he chooses to reconcile that (or not) is the crux of the plot. But AMADEUS isn’t a movie that wallows in sturm und drang; it’s a delight from start to finish, and very funny.
When it was released in 1984, AMADEUS was 161 minutes long. For this screening, we’ll be showing the three-hour Directors Cut first assembled by Milos Forman in 2002.
Join us for this special screening on Tuesday, January 10 at 7 p.m. at the Santikos Palladium! Make reservations here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2722828