A beautiful, mysterious work of Jewish Mysticism. Filmed in Chicago in 1964, a strange unknowable place in-between NYC and California, in a strange, transitional time in-between the 1950's and the Psychedelic Era. The fulcrum of this parable comes when Nelson Algren tells the story of Lostball Stahouska-crook, baseball player, Chicago cop. GOLDSTEIN is an important footnote in the canon of American Independent Cinema
If Jean Renoir used to watch only five American movies a year, his judgment could be a little bit biased here. Personally, I would have loved to praise this film which earned the "Prize of the Nouvelle Critique" in Cannes but I sincerely don't want to take the responsibility to do so. A DVD zone pseudo intellectual first sketches.