SHOOT THE MOON
1982, Warner Bros., 124 min, USA, Dir: Alan Parker

Alan Parker (MISSISSIPPI BURNING) helms this drama by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bo Goldman (ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST) about the deterioration of a dysfunctional couple and the emotional toll the separation has on their four daughters. Finney gives a devastating performance as George Dunlap, successful writer and adulterous husband to Faith (Diane Keaton). Karen Allen and Peter Weller costar. "SHOOT THE MOON contains a raw emotional power of the sort we rarely see in domestic dramas.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.


BIRDY
1984, Sony Repertory, 120 min, USA, Dir: Alan Parker

Nicolas Cage and Matthew Modine play childhood pals who drift apart in high school, only to be brought back together by the emotional and physical devastation of war; after both men serve in Vietnam, Cage desperately attempts to bring his old friend back to life. Using an audacious flashback structure, director Alan Parker crafts one of the most moving, original character studies of its era and showcases career-best performances by Cage and Modine.


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