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CSP Movie Series "Routine Pleasures"

December 1, 2023

6:45 pm

1986 Film directed by Pierre Gorin featuring Manny Farber; celebrated film writer and completely true-to-self painter born and raised in Douglas Arizona

Be sure not to miss this opportunity to see Routine Pleasures by French Filmmaker Pierre Gorin. Routine Pleasures is a strange and dear portrait of art, enthusiasm and an obsession for things. There are actually 4 subjects: the French filmmaker Pierre Gorin who makes his presence and musings quite known, Manny Farber; a celebrated film writer and completely true-to-self painter (born and raised in Douglas Arizona), a group of model train enthusiasts, and the place itself, Southern California, USA in 1986


What do a club devoted to model trains and the legendary film critic and painter Manny Farber have in common? These two lines intersect in Jean-Pierre Gorin’s lovely and distinctly American film, which takes as its subject the desire to re-create the past (the locomotive aficionados’ elaborate worlds in miniature, Farber’s teeming canvases) and expands to something richly philosophical and surprisingly funny.

Routine Pleasures is a masterful meditation on America’s landscapes, real and imagined.


6:45 pm
6:45 pm
  • The movie will be shown indoors in the theater.

  • Refreshments available by donation!

  • Our movies are free thanks to the generous support of The Bisbee Foundation and the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona

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