Film club: I ♥ Huckabees – introduced by Abhayadevi
- Sat Mar 10th 2018
- 6:00 pm
- 8:30 pm
- Booking not required
- Suggested donation: £8 waged / £5 unwaged
The universe is an infinite sphere whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.
I ♥ Huckabees (2004) describes itself as an ‘existential comedy’. Albert (Jason Schwartzman), the main character, is attempting to stop the development of a new Huckabees department store, but becomes troubled by seeing the same stranger three times in one day. Determined to solve the mystery of this apparent coincidence he consults existential detectives Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomin. Along the way, Albert grows disillusioned with the detectives, and meets one of their former clients (Isabelle Hupert), who espouses a nihilistic philosophy very different from his own attitude to life. Apparently the final idea for the film came to director David Russell in a dream in which he was being followed by a detective for spiritual and metaphysical reasons.