Daniel Clowes Selects: The President’s Analyst
Daniel Clowes is a graphic novelist (Ghost World, Wilson, David Boring), Academy Award–nominated screenwriter, and frequent cover artist for the New Yorker; his latest book is Patience, and a movie adaptation of his book Wilson is set to hit theaters in 2017
James Coburn, Godfrey Cambridge, Severn Darden, Will Geer,
Dr. Sidney Schaefer (James Coburn), therapist to the Prez with a top-secret clearance, realizes that even mumbling in his sleep “violates the National Security Act.” At first delighted to peer into the head of state, the Doc soon acquires a case of rollicking paranoia, brought on by the Chief’s constant classified confessions. But just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean there’s no one after you. Flicker’s fab flick veers giddily into a ribald spoof about sixties culture, pasting everything from hirsute hippies high on flower power to loony suburban liberals with gun fetishes.