Paul Thomas Anderson has taken us deep into the lives of singularly complex, creative characters before, but none with quite the panache of Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis). A 1950's-era, extremely British, couture dress-maker, Woodcock is a "confirmed bachelor" whose latest muse (an astonishing Vicki Krieps) is much more than just the beautiful waitress he first encounters. Laced (literally) with resplendent beauty and biting humor (most pointedly from Lesley Manville as his wise sister Cyril), Phantom Thread is bespoke cinema of the highest order.
A Q&A with costume designer Mark Bridges follows the screening. Moderated by filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer.
Phantom Thread. 2017. USA. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. 70mm. 115 min.
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This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, producer, film exhibitions and projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Hammer Museum’s presentation is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
Media sponsorship is provided by The Hollywood Reporter. Additional media support is provided by Time Out L.A.