Despite his untimely death in February of this year, Philip Seymour Hoffman left a legacy of superlative screen credits. While his acting is often discussed in relation to his roles in big box office films like Along Came Polly and Capote, he created a truly diverse oeuvre during his brief life. This Tuesday, our Denver Public Library film series, He's a Lady: A Brief History of Men in Drag, continues with Flawless -- one of Hoffman's most eccentric and flawless performances on screen.
Tuesday, June 17, 6:30-9 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center
Directed by Joel Schumacher. Starring Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
“Joel Schumacher's Flawless is more fable than slice of life, and all these people and props give Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman their opening to create two screwy characters from opposite ends of the great personality divide. The only reason you can't say they deserve each other is that nobody deserves Walt Koontz (De Niro).” Until he reveals his real and broken heart to his “frenemy,” Rusty (Philip Seymour Hoffman). -- Roger Ebert, rogerebert.com. 112 minutes. Rated R.
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS FILM! I'M ALSO SO SAD THAT DRUGS STOLE MR. HOFFMAN FROM US!!!
I have seen Flawless dozens of times, as well as many of Phil's films. When he died I lost someone I felt I knew. I loved him because he was himself in the forms of many characters.
I use film to learn to be bigger than I otherwise might have been. Phil was one of my most prolific teachers.
Wow, Sue, your comments are a testament to Hoffman and the insight and experience he brought to his characters. I think there are many fans of his work that feel the same as you do. Thanks for the note!