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.


THE INDIAN RUNNER
1991, MGM Repertory, 125 min, USA, Dir: Sean Penn

Inspired by the Bruce Springsteen song "Highway Patrolman," this auspicious debut for first-time director Sean Penn focuses on the Cain and Abel relationship between two loving brothers, small-town lawman David Morse and Vietnam vet Viggo Mortensen. Often unbearably moving but never sentimental, it features a gallery of stand-out performances by Charles Bronson, Sandy Dennis, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Arquette and Valeria Golino.


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