ICE-Vision: Greaser’s Palace (Robert Downey Sr., 1972)
Thursday, March 22 at 8 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
Film Studies major Will Stephenson continues ICE’s informal weekly series, selecting a variety of world cinema classics and subcultural curiosities.
“Approaching the life of Christ with a sensibility informed equally by Bunuel and Mad magazine, Greaser’s Palace stars Allan Arbus as a Zoot-suited Christ figure who parachutes into a frontier town run by tyrannical saloon proprietor Albert Henderson. Arbus just wants to sing and dance, but he soon finds himself healing the sick, resurrecting the dead, tap-dancing on water, and fending off the advances of frontier little person Herve Villechaize and his transvestite wife.” -AV Club