Last Summer (1969)
First screened in August 1999 / Most recently screened in May 2016
Director: Frank Perry. Cast: Barbara Hershey, Richard Thomas, Bruce Davison, Catherine Burns, Conrad Bain, Ernesto Gonzalez, Lou Gary, Andrew Krance, Wayne Mayer. Screenplay: Eleanor Perry (based on the novel by Evan Hunter). Twitter Capsule:
Sun-dappled, late-60s ancestor to Breillat's Fat Girl, finding the violent energies in teenage friendship. Unnerving.
Hard to see these days, like most of Perry's movies, but this one especially deserves a revival. Rides a razor's edge between exploitation and uncommon sensitivity. Fiercely structured.