USA | 1975 | 136 minutes | R
Raised in a strict Catholic family, Theresa (Diane Keaton) teaches deaf children during the day and cruises singles bars and discos at night. Theresa favors rough sex with random suitors, ignoring the advances of well-meaning but nerdy social worker James (William Atherton). Instead, Theresa pursues the likes of Tony (Richard Gere), whose threatening knife and swagger excite her. Theresa indulges in increasingly dangerous encounters, putting her life at risk.
Director: Richard Brooks
Cast: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tom Berenger
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PRESENTED ON RARE 35MM PRINT!
Neon Dreams closes out the year with a rare 35mm screening of Diane Keaton in the notorious and extremely underrated adaptation of Judith Rossner’s 1975 true crime novel, Looking For Mr. Goodbar.
An immediate follow-up to her Oscar-winning breakthrough role, Keaton delivers a fearless lead performance that could not stray further from the happy-go-lucky charm of Annie Hall. Expertly directed by Richard Brooks (In Cold Blood, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof), Goodbar drags viewers through the debaucherous nightlife and smoky dive bars of the late ’70s in a fascinating and unconventionally-told story of a woman exploring her sexual freedom and the violent reactions it stirs up in insecure men.
Boasting a non-stop disco soundtrack, Oscar-nominated cinematography by William Fraker (Rosemary’s Baby, Bullitt), and strong supporting performances from Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton, Tom Berenger, and LeVar Burton, it’s infuriating that this film has fallen into “lost movie” status and is next to impossible to find on home video. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to see this challenging and uncompromising holiday classic (according to us) on the big screen.
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