Twice in a Lifetime
First screened in July 2016
Director: Bud Yorkin. Cast: Gene Hackman, Ellen Burstyn, Ann-Margret, Amy Madigan, Brian Dennehy, Darrell Larson, Stephen Lang, Ally Sheedy, Chris Parker, Rachel Street, Micole Mercurio. Screenplay: Colin Welland. Twitter Capsule:
Won't be taught in film schools, but cast is worth studying. A uniquely thoughtful, persuasive take on divorce.
The empathy extended to every character, even amidst their selfishness, loneliness, and anger, sets this apart from most American dramas. Style is conservative, but this deserves admirers.