Going All The Way (1997) – The Director’s Edit
Director: Mark Pellington Run Time: 127 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Ben Affleck, Jeremy Davies, Jill Clayburgh, Lesley Ann Warren, Rose McGowan
Country: United States
About the film:
An elegant and morally complex tale about two young high school alumni and Korean war veterans returning to their sheltered Indianapolis community, only to find they no longer fit in.
As classmates, shy, artistic Sonny and charming, popular Gunner had nothing to do with one another, but now, in the stifling climate of Eisenhower America, where prejudice and paranoia rule the day, the two young men find in each other the strength to change their lives and futures. Each must choose between the suffocating, but familiar comforts offered to them by their mothers and their old flames and friends, or the exciting, but uncertain futures represented by a pair of enthralling new romantic prospects.
Originally released in 1997, the newly re-edited and restored version hews closer to the source novel by Dan Wakefield, and features 50 additional minutes of never-before-seen footage and a new title sequence.
About the filmmaker:
Mark Pellington is an American film director, writer, and producer whose groundbreaking early work earned him fame as one of the pioneers of the music video. He worked at MTV from 1984–1990, winning awards as a promo producer and creating the landmark TV documentary series Buzz (1990). Since then, he has directed iconic music videos for numerous top rock, pop, and rap performers, including the award-winning video for Pearl Jam’s song “Jeremy”. His feature film debut, the coming-of-age drama Going All The Way, premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. His other features include the controversial political thriller Arlington Road (1999), cult favorite The Mothman Prophecies (2002), Henry Poole Is Here (2008), I Melt with You (2011), The Last Word (2017), and Nostalgia (2018). He has also crafted commercials, short films, documentaries for PBS, the innovative concert film U2 3D (2005), the 2003 pilot episode of CBS’ Cold Case, and executive produced NBC’s Blindspot.See our upcoming films