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A Perfect Couple (1979)  /  The Kathryn Reed Story (1965)

A Perfect Couple (1979)
April 7, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Margery Bond, Paul Dooley, Ann Ryerson.

A Perfect Couple (1979)

Directed by
Robert Altman

Lonelyhearts Alex (Paul Dooley) and Sheila (Marts Heflin) meet through a dating agency. Though early signs suggest they are not so well-matched (he's from a formal and staunchly patriarchal Greek family, she's a singer in a bohemian rock band), still, their weariness of dating life and of being alone leads them to forgive and adapt, over and over again. Largely neglected after a limited release, the film is one of director Robert Altman's most delightful and personal comedies; also his sincerest statement on love.

Screenwriter: Robert Altman, Allan F. Nicholls. Cast: Paul Dooley, Marts Heflin, Tito Vandis.

35mm, color, 112 min.

Preceded by:

The Kathryn Reed Story (1965)

Digital video from 16mm, b/w, 15 min.