The day after tomorrow Ulu Grosbard‘s Straight Time will have an LA Film Festival screening at the Billy Wilder theatre at 6:30 pm, and I’ve just been told Dustin Hoffman will definitely take part in the post-screening discussion with Grosbard and producer Gail Mutrux.
“When people speak lovingly of films from the 1970s, Straight Time is exactly what they are talking about — loose, unpredictable and character-driven,” the LAFF notes observe. “Featuring a truly revelatory performance by Dustin Hoffman, the film follows a convict newly released from prison as he tries to adjust to life on the square. Based on a novel by Eddie Bunker (himself an ex-con), the film is acutely sensitive to the indignities of everyday life.”
Maybe Theresa Russell, Harry Dean Stanton, Gary Busey and M. Emmet Walsh will drop by also.