Before They Were Stars: 10-Year Robert Downey Jr. in “Moment to Moment”

Later today, we will posting our latest Shouts From the Back Row podcast episode about the career of Robert Downey Jr.. In case of you’ve ever been curious about his father, Robert Downey Jr., he was a director who liked to make absurd, surrealist experimental films and often gave his son small roles in them during his childhood. In 1975, the senior Downey made the ultimate “I don’t give a fuck” film called Moment to Moment, which was basically a moment-to-moment collection of bizarre surrealist sketches with no story whatsoever. Naturally, you wouldn’t expect an experimental film like this to have much of a life in theaters, and it only had a few screenings before it was pulled and given the far more interesting alternate title, Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight. Of course, 10-year old Robert Downey Jr. was given a minute of screen time in the film, but I’ll be damned if I can tell you what’s going on in this clip.

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