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To Philip, With Love 

Wednesday, Feb 12 2014

With the recent untimely loss of one of America's favorite character actors, it's hard not to ask yourself, "But aren't all actors character actors?" It remains though that the late Philip Seymour Hoffman was a master of the craft, bringing sensitivity, subtlety, and heartbreaking realness to a broad range of roles. Fumble for meaning at a two-day movie marathon celebrating some of his best performances. Today will feature Magnolia, The Master, and Hoffman's directorial debut Jack Goes Boating, plus Synecdoche, New York, and The Big Lebowski. Sunday will kick off at noon with Hoffman as Scotty in Boogie Nights, followed by Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Owning Mahowny, The Savages and finally, Capote. City Arts & Lectures is presenting the two days of screenings for free, open to the public, as a dedicated remembrance to a talented actor who touched people's lives with his art.

Sat., Feb. 22, 10 a.m.; Sun., Feb. 23, noon, 2014

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