David Zucker: BASEketball + Ruthless People

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David Zucker: BASEketball + Ruthless People
David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker,
USA | English | Format: 35mm | 196 minutes

Film Comment magazine resurrects the lost art of the double feature with monthly pairings of cinematic classics, cult and otherwise.

BASEketball
David Zucker | USA | 1998 | 35mm | 103m

Trey Parker and Matt Stone combine basketball and baseball to invent a new national sport: Baseketball. After achieving superstar status as pro-athletes, they must battle to prevent the ideals of the NLB from being undermined. Journey psyche-outs abound. 

Ruthless People
David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker | USA | 1986 | 35mm | 93m

In this black comedy, millionaire Danny DeVito plots to murder obnoxious wife Bette Midler, but embittered former associates Judge Reinhold and Helen Slater kidnap her first. Bill Pullman’s film debut.

Series: Film Comment Double Feature

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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