UW Cinematheque: Summer Cinematheque
Old Boyfriends | USA | 1979 | 35mm | 103 min. Director: Joan Tewkesbury
Friday, July 5, 2019
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Talia Shire, John Belushi, Keith Carradine The directorial debut of screenwriter Tewkesbury (Nashville) is one of the most idiosyncratic and hardest-to-see features of the late 1970s. Leonard and Paul Schrader’s original screenplay follows young widow Dianne (Shire, in a rare leading role) on a road trip where she attempts to reconnect with the old boyfriends who had the most impact on her life: filmmaker Jeff (Richard Jordan), lounge lizard Eric (Belushi), and recluse Wayne (Carradine).