Can this man NOT be funny? Beginning as an early cast member of the newly formed Saturday Night Live, Bill Murray rose through the slapstick ranks to become a national treasure adored by nearly everyone in their right mind. Now, the master thespian of drollery is receiving a special tribute by means of special screenings of the most special films of his career… which are special. Showcasing his extra wide dramatic breadth, the works chosen are a careful selection of what makes Murray so likeable and talented. Classics include Caddyshack, Meatballs, Ghostbusters, and Stripes, in addition to quieter, award winning projects like Broken Flowers, Lost in Translation and his first non comedic role in the oft neglected The Razor’s Edge. If you’re one of the few still resisting his dry charm, buy a ticket to the Brattle Theatre for an extra Christmas present meant to be enjoyed by all.
REMEMBER WHEN’T THERE: Lunch With Swirlies @ Johnny Brenda’s (Philly) 7/23/11
A hometown tour finale brings my first Swirlies show to mind