People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) | Film Club

When: 31.01.2017 - 18:00 - 20:15
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Admission: 

Free


Main image Woody Harrelson as Larry Flynt

On the occasion of Milos Forman’s 85th birthday, the American Center is joining the project FORMAN FREE FOR ALL. The People vs. Larry Flynt is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed by Miloš Forman and starring Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, and Edward Norton. It chronicles the rise of pornographic magazine publisher and editor Larry Flynt and his subsequent clash with religious institutions and the law.

The film was written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. It spans about 35 years of Flynt's life from his impoverished upbringing in Kentucky to his court battle with Reverend Jerry Falwell, and is based in part on the U.S. Supreme Court case Hustler Magazine v. Falwell. Though not a financial success, the film was lauded by critics, and garnered Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton and director Miloš Forman multiple accolades and award nominations.

In English, with English subtitles, 129 mins.