Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian
Apr 11 - Apr 12, 2014
(Arnaud Desplechin, France, 2013, DCP, 117 min.)
Co-presented with Longhouse Media
Join us for a conversation with actress Misty Upham after the screenings on Saturday!
"If they open up my brain, it will kill me." Jimmy P.
Oscar winner Benicio del Toro gives a soulful performance as the title character, whose brain fracture (suffered in WWII) has led to intense physical and behavioral issues. Mathieu Amalric (who should have won an Oscar for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) is the progressive psychiatrist whom, through intensive therapy, unearths surprising revelations regarding his condition. Filled with breathtaking vistas from the American West, Jimmy P, a true story, offers a rare unsentimental glimpse into Native American culture.
This new film from the great director Arnaud Desplechin has been nominated for Caesar Awards for Best Feature and Best Director, and is the co-screenwriting debut of esteemed film critic and New York Film Festival programmer Kent Jones.