“Newman Directs” Finale At The Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 EspaÃ±ola Way at Plaza EspaÃ±a, 3 blocks from the beach (305) 67-FILMS (673-567)
PAUL NEWMAN (1925-2008) “NEWMAN DIRECTS” FINALE is THU OCT 02 at 7pm!
The Effect of Gamma Rays on
Man in the Moon Marigolds (1972) 100min.
With Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts (Elinor Newman), Roberta Wallach
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â€œLife’s been a real bitch to Beatrice Hunsdorfer. And vice versa.â€
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paul Zindel, this is another critically acclaimed joint effort of husband and wife team Newman and Woodward. Produced and directed by Newman, Woodward portrays the eccentric young widow who is raising her two disparate daughters in an atmosphere of bitterness, hatred and over-protection that threatens their very growth and development. The title of the movie reflects the mothersâ€™ anger at her daughter’s science teacher, when her daughterâ€™s experiment shows how radiation kills marigolds, but sometimes causes them to grow more beautiful. This experiment becomes a metaphor for her own life, as she struggles to bloom in a household deadened by her mother’s alcoholism and her sister’s lethargy.
~All Movie Guide
Official Selection Cannes Film Festival
WINNER: Cannes Film Festival Best Actress