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Mar 8, 2016 7:00 PM


Taking Off. This 1971 film comedy was Czech director Miloš Forman's first American film.


Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone, the parents are now free to rediscover their youth and enjoy life.

It features a number of set pieces, including an open-mic record label audition which is woven throughout the film, featuring a number of female singers (including a young Carly Simon and an acoustic ballad by a then-unknown Kathy Bates) performing old standards, folk ballads, and rock songs; a meeting in which a group of generally middle-class conservative parents are taught how to smoke marijuana; and a raucous game of strip poker played by the adults.

It was written by Forman in collaboration with John Guare, along with Jean-Claude Carriere and John Klein.

Part of the movie also takes place at a Tina Turner concert.

Director: Miloš Forman, 1971, 93mins.



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Mar 8, 2016 7:00 PM


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