The Rubin Five Easy Pieces
1970, USA, Bob Rafelson, 96 min.
Starring Jack Nicholson and Karen Black
Introduced by comedian Brooke Van Poppelen
Free with a $7 bar minimum
Bits of bliss:
1. Bobby: "Living here …That will make you happy?" Catherine: "I hope it will. Yes."
2. "Bobby" (Nicholson), a thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy searches for happiness in his childhood hometown with his estranged father and blue-collar girlfriend Catherine (Black)
3. "Bobby" unearths death, life, and love but can’t seem to order potatoes, tomatoes, and a side of wheat toast
Brooke Van Poppelen is a comedian, writer and actress living in NYC who was recently named by Esquire as one of the "Best New Comics of 2012". She has appeared at SXSW and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and performs locally at venues such as The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Union Hall and BAM. She has written for several shows on MTV and will appear as a regular cast member on the History Channel's upcoming show "I Love The 1880's".