After the oneiric convolutions of Guy Maddin, "The Anarchic Imagination of Alex Cox," a retrospective series
playing at the Harvard Film Archive through June 11, should be a piece of cake.
Today they'll be screening Repo Man
(1984; 7 pm), Cox's first and perhaps best film. In it Emilio Estevez plays the
title debt collector whose life goes off the tracks when he repos a car with a
surprise in the trunk. It's anarchic filmmaking at its best. Also screening is
the politically anarchic Walker
(1987; 9 pm), in which Ed Harris plays the real-life mercenary who took over
Nicaragua in 1855 for a cabal of US capitalists. The Archive is in the
Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge | Friday, June 1 @ 7 pm | $9; $7 students, seniors | hcl.harvard.edu/hfa.