FILM SHOWING: "ONE TRICK PONY" (R)

  • The Packing House 156 River Road Willington, CT, 06279 United States

$5.00 Suggested Donation

One Trick Pony, 1980 feature film written by and starring Paul Simon and directed by Robert M. Young. It also stars Blair Brown, Rip Torn, Joan Hackett, Michael Pearlman, and Allen Garfield (credited under his birth name, Allen Goorwitz). "Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage."(IMDB).

"The movie has a lot of music in it that he (Paul Simon) sings well and with love, but it also contains some very tricky dramatic moments. Halfway through, we begin to realize that it's about a lot more things than an aging folk hero. It is also about the generation that was young and politically active in the 1960s and now has been overtaken by the narcissism of the most brutally selfish and consumer-oriented period in American history." (Roger Ebert http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/one-trick-pony-1980)

This film showing is supported by the Friends of The Mill Works. The total run time is 1-hour, 38 minutes.  Suggested donation $5.00. Snacks and soft drinks available. "BYOB" - Beer and Wine ONLY.

Call 518-791-9474 for information and table reservations.

 

The Packing House  |  156 River Road, Suite 1301Willington, Connecticut 06279  |  (518)791-9474