Late night viewing: Henry Jaglom’s A Safe Place, from Criterion’s BBS boxset.
I’ve started this weird Saturday habit of falling asleep early after dinner, and then waking up refreshed at midnight or so, and picking a movie to watch in headphones in the dark. Last week was Jack Nicholson’s sole directorial outing (Drive, He Said), this week I picked the other obscure film from the BBS boxset, Henry Jaglom’s A Safe Place.
This was a pretty ambitious film, in terms of trying to organize the narrative along emotional lines rather than chronologically, and was largely successful. I am going to throw up a few screenshots, I liked lots of frames from A Safe Place, particularly all the bits featuring Orson Welles as a hobo magician in Central Park.