Goldstein | Chicago Reader

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

  • Author

  • Rating

  • Show only


84 minutes

Comedy, Experimental
Shot on the cheap in Chicago locations with postsync sound, this flaky, black-and-white absurdist beatnik comedy (1963) by Benjamin Manaster and Philip Kaufman is interesting today mainly as a period piece. The cast includes Second City veterans (Severn Darden, Anthony Holland, Tom Erhard), novelist Nelson Algren (as himself) delivering a wry, characteristic monologue, and one of the stars of John Cassavetes's Shadows (Ben Carruthers). I found a lot of the humor resistible—and it certainly isn't helped by the ribs-nudging score—but the freewheeling camera style is attractive and inventive. Adolfas Mekas was in charge of the hit-and-miss editing.

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Goldstein


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

Roll over stars and click to rate.