Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema
Ruben Brandt, Collector
Directed by Milorad Krstić
Wednesday, March 13, 7 pm
$18 / $16 Speed members / Free for Cinephile members
“An acrobatic, larkish globetrotting adventure about paintings and psychotherapy that defies easy categorization save inclusion on any adult animation fan’s must-see list.”—Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from several world-renowned museums and private collections to prevent the terrible nightmares he suffers from as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. Accompanied by his four patients, he and his band of thieves strike regularly and with great success: the Louvre, Tate, Uffizi, Hermitage, and the Museum of Modern Art. “The Collector” quickly becomes the most wanted criminal in the world. Gangsters and headhunters chase him around the globe while the reward for his capture keeps rising, approaching one hundred million dollars. A cartel of insurance companies entrusts Mike Kowalski, a private detective and leading expert on art theft, to solve the “Collector Case.” 2018, Hungary, DCP, in English, 96 minutes. Rated R.
This national series, programmed by the venerable film critics and film curators Harlan and Susan Jacobson, features a sneak preview screening of an art house film prior to its release followed by discussion. Check the Speed’s website for the reveal of the film selected at least a week in advance of the screening.
Last year’s selections included The Apparition, Border, Shoplifters, Stan & Ollie, and Capernaum.