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CRYPTIC CELLULOID PRESENTS: The Gambler

THE GAMBLER

@ The Wyckoff Auditorium of SU. Doors @ 8, Show at 8:30.

dir. Karl Reisz | 1974 | USA | 111 Minutes

“And yet Axel Freed is not simply a gambler, but a very complicated man in his mid-thirties who earns his living as a university literature teacher. He teaches Dostoevsky, William Carlos Williams, Thoreau. But he doesn’t seem to teach their works so much as what he finds in them to justify his own obsessions. One of the students in his class has Axel figured out so completely that she always has the right answer, when he asks what Thoreau is saying, or what Dostoevsky is saying. They’re saying, as Axel reads them, to take risks, to put the self on the line.” - Roger Ebert

 

Later Event: October 20
Drelli w/ Sir William Cartier