Eddie Izzard, if he ever sees this movie, will attain nirvana, disappearing completely, like the flame of a candle that has been blown out. By putting a Scottish actor into Irish drag and forcing him to "match wits" with special-effects leprechauns in 1959, Walt Disney and director Robert Stevenson may have helped enlighten us all: The Scotsman is Sean Connery. Darby O'Gill and the Little People is classic kid-friendly yet suspiciously trippy early-1960s Disney, and probably has a plot, but who cares? Our consciousnesses are tingling in the mere act of contemplating the facial hair in this film.
Tue., March 17, 1, 3, 5, 7 & 8:55 p.m., 2009