Karyn Kusama on

Fat City

Released 1972
Distributor Columbia

John Huston’s career rebounded after a series of boxoffice duds when this downbeat neo-noir boxing movie became a surprise critical and commercial success. “When you say you want to go to Fat City, it means you want the good life”, explains Leonard Gardner, author of the book and the screenplay. Strikingly shot by Conrad Hall in the long-since-demolished skid row area of Stockton, California

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About Karyn Kusama

Karyn Kusama wrote and directed her first feature film, Girlfight in 1999. Since then she has directed the science-fiction love story Aeon Flux, and the comedy-horror film Jennifer’s Body. She lives in Los Angeles.