This evening I caught a 35mm projection of Frank Perry’s Play It As It Lays at the Los Feliz branch of the American Cinematheque. Four days ago I said I was very worried that they might show a pink print or one full of scratches. To my great surprise and delight tonight’s print was damn near perfect — clean and smooth, only a few barely noticeable scratches at the end of the reels. Amazing! It was like time-travelling back to ‘72 and watching it a week or two after opening day. Plus good sound. Apologies to A.C. management for my previous lack of faith.