City Screen pays tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Mesmerising… Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
7 Feb 2014 @ 6.57 am
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Mesmerising… Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
Mesmerising… Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master

When it came to portraying flawed and fascinating characters on screen, Philip Seymour Hoffman was the master.

So it is appropriate that City Screen in York has chosen his film The Master to pay tribute to the actor, who died, apparently from a drugs overdose, aged 46 in New York.

The independent cinema is screening the 2012 movie, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, at 3.45pm on Sunday, February 9, a week after Hoffman’s death shocked the film world.

“Join us to celebrate the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman at a special tribute screening of The Master, featuring a characteristically nuanced and magnetic performance from a truly great actor,” the City Screen website reads.

“This will be a reminder to us all of what a tremendous talent cinema has lost.”

Hoffman plays the title role in The Master, charismatic cult leader Lancaster Dodd, under whose spell falls US navy veteran Freddi Quell (Joaquin Phoenix).

The performances of both Hoffman and Phoenix earned them the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice International Film Festival.