TAKING OFF
1971, Universal, 93 min, USA, Dir: Milos Forman

Director Milos Forman’s first American film is a warm and hilariously subversive comedy about parents trying to cope with their runaway children. The focus is on bewildered Buck Henry and Lynn Carlin as they try to deal with daughter Linnea Heacock’s flight to Greenwich Village hippie life - and they end up expanding their consciousness as much as she does!


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 as he's 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.


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