(Ivan Passer, 1981). Post hippie despair melds with neo-noir paranoia in this moody, sensationally acted character study by Czech director Ivan Passer—a tale of decadence and cover-up in Santa Barbara. John Heard gives a career performance as a manic, mutilated Vietvet amputee, with Lisa Eichhorn as his long-suffering wife and Jeff Bridges in a superb turn as a beach-boy gone rancid in the California sun.
Fri., March 6, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 8, 6 p.m., 2009
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