Park Circus have announced that they are set to tour five classic films from auteur filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, all presented in 35mm prints in the the new year.
The tour coincides with the release of Anderson’s new film, Phantom Thread, an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running, which Universal Pictures UK will release in cinemas on 2 February 2018.
Paul Thomas Anderson said: “This is the kind of thing you dream of as a filmmaker – the continued showing of your work in its native format in places that love and cherish films. Pinch me. No, don’t”
The tour will visit selected independent cinemas across the UK and includes Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, and Inherent Vice.
The tour starts on 4 January 2018 at Light House Dublin with the prints visiting venues including London’s Prince Charles Cinema, Glasgow Film Theatre, Picturehouse Crouch End, Tyneside Cinema, HOME Manchester, and Watershed Bristol, slated to finish mid-February 2018.
Boogie Nights (1997), Anderson’s second feature film, playing out against the backdrop of the adult entertainment industry of the 1970s and 1980s, and featuring a breakthrough performance from Mark Wahlberg, was a major commercial and critical success. Magnolia (1999), featuring Tom Cruise, is an epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley. Punch-Drunk Love (2002), starred Adam Sandler in a critically acclaimed romantic comedy-drama.
The epic drama There Will Be Blood (2007), set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, centres on a silver miner’s efforts to capitalise on the Southern California oil boom and explores the themes of madness, obsession and greed. Released after a five-year absence, it garnered wide praise from critics and saw Daniel Day-Lewis pick up the Academy Award® for Best Actor. The crime comedy-drama Inherent Vice, based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon, and starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, was released in 2014 to strong critical acclaim.
Anderson has been nominated for six Academy Awards® over the course of his career, while his works have earned a further fourteen Academy Award® nominations and two wins. There Will Be Blood ranked, along with Inherent Vice, in the BBC’s 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century.
Nick Varley, co-CEO, Park Circus said: “Park Circus is founded on the principle that films should be presented on the big screen, as the director intended. We are pleased to not only be doing that with this season of films, but also to be presenting them in their original 35mm glory at theatres that still keep the showmanship of cinema projection alive”