’MAS*H' with Sally Kellerman In Person
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Fri, May 3, starting at 7:30PM
Sally Kellerman In Person Hosting “MAS*H” Screening With book signing of Read My Lips, her new autobiography And on-stage interview.
At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax: (201) 798-4020 Web: http://www.loewsjersey.org/
A Not-For-Profit Arts Center in a Landmark Movie Palace
Admission: $8 for Adults, $6 for Seniors (65+) and Children (12 & younger).
Sally “Hot Lips” Kellerman will host a special screening of “MAS*H”; greet fans & autograph her new book, “Read My Lips”; and be interviewed on stage. Ms. Kellerman will talk about her colorful career, and discuss what it was like to be part of one of the most irreverent, profane, funny and culturally groundbreaking movies of all time.
MAS*H Starring Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duval. Directed by Robert Altman. 1970, 115mins., Color
Few movies have been so overtly, relentlessly and hilariously anti-authority as MASH. The movie and the TV show it inspired have long since been enshrined in the pantheon of American pop culture, but it’s important to remember that when it was new, MASH felt like a joyous, if irreverently defiant, shout of liberation for movie making. It was proudly, gleefully rude as few previous Hollywood films had dared to be, not just in using four-letter words but also in a hilariously casual disrespect for religion, the military, American foreign policy, sexual mores and authority as a whole. While more than a few war movies had centered on men who served despite personal misgivings, MASH put us in the middle of an Army field hospital in the Korean War, where draftee doctors openly decry the “regular Army clowns” as they try to patch up the butchered bodies of soldiers from both sides. The cynical disrespect and mordant wit appealed to Vietnam-weary and counter-culturally hip audiences. The ensemble cast, including Donald Sutherland as Hawkeye and Elliot Gould as Trapper John, was superb. Sally Kellerman pulled off the pivotal but difficult role of chief nurse “Hot Lips” Houlihan, at once a sex symbol and, as a regular Army true believer, a lightning rod for the film’s disrespect for authority. The script was by Ring Lardner, Jr., a survivor of the blacklist era; the fact that Lardner won an Oscar for his screenplay was further evidence of the sea change in Hollywood’s attitude that MASH exemplified. The movie put director Robert Altman in the vanguard of a new generation of irreverent and innovative filmmaking. The film marked the beginning of Altman’s sustained formal experiments with widescreen photography, zoom lenses, and overlapping sound and dialogue, further enhancing the atmosphere with the improvisational ensemble acting for which Altman’s films quickly became known.
The Loew’s Is Easy To Get To: The Loew’s Jersey Theatre, at 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ, is directly across JFK Boulevard from the JSQ PATH Center with trains to and from Lower and Midtown Manhattan and Newark’s Penn Station, and is minutes from the NJ Turnpike, Rts. 3 and 1&9 and the Holland & Lincoln Tunnels. We’re easy to reach by car or mass transit from throughout the Metro Region.
Discount off-street parking is available in Square Ramp Garage adjoining the Loew’s at the foot of Magnolia Avenue off of Tonnelle Avenue, behind the Loew’s. Patrons must validate their parking ticket before leaving the Theatre.
What’s Special About Seeing A Movie At The Loew’s? The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre is one of America’s grandest surviving Movie Palaces. We show movies the way they were meant to be seen: in a grandly ornate setting – on our BIG 50 ft wide screen! The Loew’s runs reel-to-reel — not platter — projection, which often allows us to screen an archival or studio vault print that is the best available copy of a movie title.
The Loew’s is wheelchair accessible and can provide a limited number of assistive hearing devices.
PLUS – Live organ entrance music (from the Loew’s magnificently restored pipe organ) before most screenings. The Loew’s Jersey is managed by Friends of the Loew’s, Inc. as a non-profit, multi-discipline performing arts center.
Classic Film Weekends are presented by Friends of the Loew’s, Inc.