LICORICE PIZZA opens Sat, Dec 25 at the Belcourt for a full run. Showtimes posted and tickets on sale this Fri, Dec 10.
The story of Alana Kane (Alana Haim) and Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and directed by heralded filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (BOOGIE NIGHTS, MAGNOLIA), this potent coming-of-age drama tracks the treacherous navigation of first love.
All ticket holders must provide proof of a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours, or proof of vaccination. In addition, masks must be worn at all times except when eating/drinking in your seat.
“It’s undoubtedly one of the best films of the year, and of Anderson’s career.” —Clint Worthington, Consequence Film “With LICORICE PIZZA, [Anderson] has sifted through a haze of wildly embellished tales and half-forgotten memories — and pieced together something that feels more concrete, more achingly, tangibly real, than just about any American movie this year.” —Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times “I don't want to get too hyperbolic here, but watching LICORICE PIZZA reminded me why I love movies so much; particularly the way they can drop us into another place and another time, and embed us completely into the lives of total strangers. If LICORICE PIZZA had stretched on for another hour, I would've been perfectly content to go along.” —Chris Evangelists, Slash Film “It’s the spontaneous, ingenuous, charismatic, high-intensity yet gracefully poised performances by [Alana] Haim and [Cooper] Hoffman…that bring Anderson’s audacious methods and ideas overflowingly to life…. Their incarnation of the ardors and audacities of youth is among the marvels of recent movies, and with them Anderson rediscovers something greater than his own youth — the youth of the cinema itself.” —Richard Brody, New Yorker