“LICORICE PIZZA offers a slice of life from the past that serves as a soaring reminder for the present – that joy lives each day in the eternal quest to ‘come of age.’ Paul Thomas Anderson invites us back to his ’70s San Fernando Valley with the assurance of America’s greatest auteurs. His commitment to image, music and story creates a masterwork of nostalgic humanity – one embodied by two relative newcomers in Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman, whose chemistry is undimmed by the brilliant talent that surrounds them amidst the vast sparkling lights of the valley.” -The American Film Institute, AFI AWARDS 2021
LICORICE PIZZA (2021) – AFI Movie Club
Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s cinematic hangout was brought to the screen by fellow cinematographer – and AFI Alum – Michael Bauman (Class of 1992) who shot the film alongside Anderson. The film’s crew also included Melinda Sue Gordon (AFI Class of 1980) as a still photographer.
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