Film

Sometimes a Great Notion

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Dir. Paul Newman (1971).
Newman’s generally forgotten, self-directed vehicle vastly simplifies Ken Kesey’s novel is a New Hollywood movie suffused in Old Hollywood values—a gloriously scenic, blatantly brawny rollicker of majestic crane shots and outsized star turns, notably Henry Fonda as he tyrannical patriarch of an ultra-macho logging clan.

Wed., Nov. 9, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 10, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m., 2011