MASK
1985, Universal, 127 min, USA, Dir: Peter Bogdanovich

Disfigured teen Rocky Dennis (Eric Stoltz) fights against his disease and society’s prejudices with the help of an unconventional but loving biker mom (Cher) and her boyfriend (Sam Elliott). Peter Bogdanovich directs this true story with sensitivity and intelligence, creating that rare film that is heartwarming and inspirational without being phony in its sentiment.


COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN
1982, Cinecom Pictures, 109 min, USA, Dir: Robert Altman

Director Robert Altman directs this elegant cinematic adaptation of Ed Graczyk's Broadway play, which observes the interactions between a group of women holding a 20-year reunion of their James Dean fan club. Over the course of their get-together, the old friends expose painful secrets and stunning revelations, all of which are powerfully conveyed by a cast that includes Sandy Dennis, Karen Black, Kathy Bates, and, in a Golden Globe-nominated performance, Cher.


MOONSTRUCK
1987, Park Circus, 102 min, USA, Dir: Norman Jewison

Bring me the big knife!” This wonderfully lunatic comic gem from screenwriter John Patrick Shanley stars Cher as Loretta Castorini, a sexy, smart-mouthed widow who’s resigned herself to an upcoming marriage to terminally indecisive Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello) - until Johnny’s wildly passionate, one-handed brother Ronny (Nicolas Cage) professes his undying love for her. Academy Award winner for Best Actress (Cher), Supporting Actress (Olympia Dukakis) and Screenplay (Shanley).


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