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  • Fri, May 31

Director: Alan J. Pakula Run Time: 114 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1971

Starring: Charles Cioffi, Donald Sutherland, Dorothy Tristan, Jane Fonda, Roy Scheider

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Call girl and aspiring actor Bree Daniels (Jane Fonda in an Academy Award winning performance) becomes the focal point of a missing-person investigation when detective John Klute (Donald Sutherland) turns up at her door.

Suffused with paranoia by the conspiracy-thriller specialist Alan J. Pakula, and lensed by master cinematographer Gordon Willis, Klute (1971) is a character study thick with dread, capturing the mood of early-1970s New York and the predicament of a woman trying to find her own way on the fringes of society.

“Nearly 50 years since it premiered, Klute still offers relevant feminist considerations about what it means to want to be an object of desire while also lashing out against the people and the patriarchal system that only values you as such.”

—Beatrice Loayza, AV Club

About the filmmakers:

Alan J. Pakula was an American film director, writer, and producer. He received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture for To Kill A Mockingbird (1962), Best Writing for Sophie’s Choice (1982), and Best Director for All the President’s Men (1976) – the final installment in his “paranoia trilogy” preceded by Klute (1971) and The Parallax View (1974). Pakula’s later features include book adaptations Presumed Innocent (1990) and The Pelican Brief (1993), and his final film The Devil’s Own (1997).

Screenwriter brothers Andy and Dave Lewis received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations their original screenplay.

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