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Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
May 22, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Directed by Richard Brooks

Diane Keaton is riveting as Theresa Dunn: bored, unfulfilled schoolteacher by day, bar-hopping sex addict by night. Seeking a deliverance from her enervating existence, she spirals into ever-greater sexual and chemical excesses, suggesting a very different worldview from earlier Brooks films--here is a universe with no answers and no rescue. A brave and terrifying vision, the film is an exhilarating artistic achievement.

Paramount Pictures. Based on the novel by Judith Rossner. Producer: Freddie Fields. Screenwriter: Richard Brooks. Cinematographer: William A. Fraker. Editor: George Grenville. Cast: Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton, Richard Kelly, Richard Gere. 35mm, Color, 136 min.