The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week: NYC Repertory Cinema Picks, November 11-17

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Living in Oblivion (1995)
Directed by Tom DiCillo
DiCillo’s ode to filmmaking plays like Fellini’s 8 1/2 re-imagined as a 90s music video. The film stock flip-flops between color and black and white and the plot stutter-steps through two extended dream sequences before reaching its delirious climax. A young Steve Buscemi shines as DiCillo’s surrogate, an indie director desperately trying to maintain his creative vision while confronting egomaniacal actors, on-set romances, and that carton of rotten milk at the craft service table. Peter Dinklage (making his film debut) steals the show as a disgruntled actor tired of the clichéd use of dwarves in dream sequences. A.J. Serrano (November 11, 6:45pm at Anthology Film Archives’s DiCillo series, with DiCillo and Steve Buscemi in person)

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