A Walk on the Moon
First screened in May 1999 / Most recently screened in March 2020
Director: Tony Goldwyn. Cast: Diane Lane, Liev Schreiber, Anna Paquin, Viggo Mortensen, Tovah Feldshuh, Bobby Boriello, Star Jasper, Stewart Bick, Jess Platt, voice of Julie Kavner. Screenplay: Pamela Gray. Twitter Capsule:
Glowing start of the Diane Lane revival. Earns stripes as sexy adult romance, girlhood drama, and time capsule.
Touching, textured drama of modest sizerare then, and rarer now. Lane's best work. Whole cast is so moving.
Maybe not a world-shaker, but rare film to offer rich mother-daughter relation while keeping every bond in the family lively. Refreshing stress on Jewish idiom outside comic genre.