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Regional Film Premiere: Squirrels to the Nuts (dir. Peter Bogdanovich, 2014/2022

Event Type: Adults
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 5/29/2024
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 The Jefferson Parish Library is proud to present the regional premiere of Peter Bogdanovich’s long-lost final film Squirrels to the Nuts. Heavily butchered for its initial 2014 release as She’s Funny That Way, the film was thought to have vanished until it was discovered on eBay by James Kenney, a Bogdanovich fan and instructor of English at CUNY. Starring Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, and Kathryn Hahn, Squirrels to the Nuts is a raucous screwball comedy in the vein of What’s Up, Doc?, a last hurrah for a filmmaker obsessed with human foibles and the complications that arise from them. Kenney describes Squirrels as “a rich and delightful summation of Bogdanovich’s style and obsessions, featuring surprising depth of characterization and expertly executed comic set pieces.” This director’s cut version, screened only three times, was referred to by Bogdanovich as “one of my best pictures.”

The premiere will be followed by a Q&A session with Kenney, who will discuss the film and its rediscovery.
Library: East Bank Regional Library    Map
Location: Jefferson & Napoleon Rooms