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Lenten Film Series: Bugsy 

When: Thu., March 25, 7 p.m. 2010
Price: free

Nashville Cream

Listen up, you mugs — it’s a gangster movie, see? Nyah! Except all the gangsters are little kids, see? Nyah! And they shoot each other with machine guns, see — but the guns fire only whipped cream! Nyah! And it’s a musical, see, with songs by the guy who played Little Enos in Smokey and the Bandit! Nya — what?!? Seriously — in the annals of deranged cinematic ideas, Alan Parker’s 1976 film remains in a class all by itself … a class reserved for musical versions of the Coen brothers’ Miller’s Crossing as performed by the Little Rascals. Scott Baio plays the title character, the hood with the goods other mobsters want in a make-believe backlot gangland. But the show is stolen by 13-year-old Jodie Foster, vamping it up as a nightclub-singer gun moll who’s basically the Disney Channel version of the pre-teen hooker she played in Taxi Driver the same year. The movie screens free and open to the public as part of the Lenten Film Series, organized around the theme of “Anti-Depressants” — something you imagine many of these cast members are well acquainted with today.
— Jim Ridley


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