Inherent Vice

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Cast: Jaoquin Phoenix, Katharine Waterston, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon. 2015. USA. 148min.

Stoner private dick Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is trying to track down his ex-girlfriend, Shasta Fay (a luminous Katherine Waterston), and the property magnate she’s been fooling around with (Eric Roberts) in late-’60s California. Involving a hippie-hating cop (Josh Brolin), a spaced-out snitch for hire (Owen Wilson), Sportello’s uptight DA lover (Reese Witherspoon), a philosophising lawyer (Benicio Del Toro), and a laugh-out-loud-funny Martin Short as a sex-addicted coke-head, the story becomes ever more complex and elaborate. Based on Thomas Pynchon’s picaresque novel, INHERENT VICE is director Paul Thomas Anderson’s funniest work yet.

Club and Group screenings

Thu 1st Feb 20.30 35mm: Playing from a 35mm print