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Help me curate my at-home birthday film festival

My birthday is next week, and owing to pandemic blah blah blah, I can’t really go anywhere or do anything to celebrate. So I’m having an at-home film festival. I am planning to “screen” three different titles based around a theme. Here are the ideas I have right now. Would love any random input, up to and including entirely new theme suggestions.

All (but one) of these films would be new to me. If an apparently obvious title is omitted, it’s probably because I’ve seen it. (Running times noted for my own reference.)

New York in the 70s
The Panic in Needle Park (1:50)
Serpico (2:10)
Klute (1:54)

The Early 70s Grab Bag
Carnal Knowledge (1:38)
The King of Marvin Gardens (1:43)
Badlands (1:34)

Hal Ashby
Coming Home (2:07)
Shampoo (1:50)
The Landlord (1:50)

Robert Altman
The Long Goodbye (1:52)
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (2:00)
Thieves Like Us (2:03)

John Frankenheimer
Birdman of Alcatraz (2:27)
Seven Days in May (1:58)
The Train (2:13)

William Friedkin
To Live and Die in LA (1:56)
The Boys in the Band (1:58)
The French Connection (already seen, but would watch again) (1:44)

Michelangelo Antonioni
Zabriskie Point (1:53)
L’Avventura (2:24)
Blow-Up (1:51)

European Grab Bag
Persona (1:23)
La Dolce Vita (2:54)
Elevator to the Gallows (1:31)

Re: Help me curate my at-home birthday film festival

Watch whatever you like.
Personally, I like the Robert Altman films.

It's your birthday, so whatever you do, make it special and have a happy one.



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Re: Help me curate my at-home birthday film festival

Thanks!

Re: Help me curate my at-home birthday film festival

No, that's okay copy cat.
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