THE SLEEPY TIME GAL
2001, 108 min, USA, Dir: Christopher Munch

A Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee, this haunting indie gem about missed opportunities stars Jacqueline Bisset as a woman nearing the end of her life and Martha Plimpton as the daughter she had given up for adoption. Costarring Nick Stahl, Amy Madigan and Seymour Cassel. “Munch's screenplay is tenderly observant of his characters. He watches them as they float within the seas of their personalities. … His people are all stuck with who they are and speak in thoughtful, well-considered words, as if afraid of being misquoted by destiny.” – Roger Ebert.


UNDER THE VOLCANO
1984, Janus Films, 112 min, Dir: John Huston

This searing drama follows the final day in the life of self-destructive British consul Geoffrey Firmin (Albert Finney, in an Oscar-nominated tour de force) on the eve of World War II. Withering from alcoholism, Firmin stumbles through a small Mexican village amidst the Day of the Dead fiesta, attempting to reconnect with his estranged wife (Jacqueline Bisset) but only further alienating himself. John Huston's ambitious tackling of Malcolm Lowry's towering “unadaptable” novel gave the incomparable Finney one of his grandest roles and was the legendary THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE director's triumphant return to filmmaking in Mexico.


BULLITT
1968, Warner Bros., 113 min, USA, Dir: Peter Yates

In this pared-to-the-bone thriller, über-cool San Francisco police detective Steve McQueen goes up against mob hit men, as well as ambitious bureaucrat Robert Vaughn, as he fights to safeguard a witness. With Jacqueline Bisset.


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