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Alamo Ritz announces Philip Seymour Hoffman memorial screening

Eric Webb
ewebb@statesman.com

On the heels of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death Sunday at 46, Alamo Drafthouse Ritz has announced a memorial screening of the actor’s 2008 film “Synecdoche, New York.”

Directed by Charlie Kaufman, “Synecdoche” stars Hoffman as a theatre director who builds a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse for a play. As Hoffman’s character is confronted with existential questions about his personal life, the line between performance and reality become indistinguishable.

According to the Drafthouse, proceeds from the memorial screening will go to benefit The Labyrinth Theater Company, which the late actor helped found. Tickets are now on sale on the Alamo Drafthouse website. The show is set for Feb. 15 at 4:50 p.m.

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Earlier this week, Matthew Odam shared samples of Hoffman’s finest on-screen moments, and Joe Gross wrote about his thoughts on the actor’s rich career.