HAIR
1979, Park Circus/MGM, 121 min, West Germany/USA, Dir: Milos Forman

Milos Forman’s adaptation of the tribal rock musical stars John Savage as Claude, a quiet young man from the Midwest who becomes friendly with a group of New York hippies on his way to begin basic training in the military. The repressed Claude is quite taken with Berger (Treat Williams) and the group of freedom seekers who reside in Central Park. The group encourages Claude to go after a debutante named Sheila (Beverly D'Angelo). Legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp masterminded the dances, which flow from the natural settings of the film. With most of the better-known songs from the original play, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sunshine In,” “Good Morning Starshine” and the title number.


AFFAIRS OF STATE
2018, Lionsgate, 97 min, USA, Dir: Eric Bross

In his quest for power, D.C. aide Michael Lawson (David Corenswet) will do anything to take part in Senator Baines’s (David James Elliott) White House campaign, including blackmailing Baines’s shady advisor (Adrian Grenier, TV’s “Entourage”) and sleeping with the candidate’s wife (Mimi Rogers). But when he gets involved with the senator’s alluring daughter, Lawson learns his dangerous game could have a deadly payoff. Also starring Thora Birch (PATRIOT GAMES), this pulse-pounding thriller is a perfect match for today’s turbulent political climate.


THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE
1992, Buena Vista Pictures, 110 min, USA, Dir: Curtis Hanson

After a sexual harassment lawsuit against her obstetrician husband destroys her life, Rebecca De Mornay decides to return the favor, working as a nanny for the woman (Annabella Sciorra) she considers responsible as she engineers her revenge. De Mornay is chilling as every parent’s worst nightmare in this box office hit, and Julianne Moore leaves an equally strong impression with one of her first big-screen performances.


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