Dir. Hal Ashby (1970). An indolent American princeling (Beau Bridges) purchases a dilapidated row house in a changing neighborhood, establishing a brief rapport with his hustling half-crazed tenantsand even learning somethingbefore retreating back into his money. Directed by Hal Ashby from Bill Gunns script, The Landlord received mixed reviews, but it remains one of the funniest social comedies of its period; swanning through the slum, the good-natured embodiment of privilege, Bridges would never get a comparable role.
Sat., April 3, 2, 4:30, 6:50 & 9:30 p.m., 2010
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.