Film Forum Presents: THE LAST MOVIE STARS

July 15 - 17, 2022

Followed by Q&A with Ethan Hawke & Vincent D’Onofrio

Chapter Three: The Legend of Paul Leonard Newman
There are many famous actors, but very few have scaled the epic heights of the cinematic stratosphere like Paul Newman. With COOL HAND LUKE, HOMBRE, HARPER, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, Paul represents the very best of what “American acting” can be. After Joanne’s semi-retirement for years, their romance and her career are lit anew, as they take their own money – with Paul directing Joanne – and make RACHEL, RACHEL. It’s an early example of American independent film at its finest.

Chapter Four: Paying the Price
Be careful of what you wish for: the price of Paul’s stardom becomes more apparent. He feels a great responsibility to use his power to promote justice. Paul directs Joanne in one of her greatest performances, THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS… but at what cost?

NOTE: The two chapters and post-film Q&A will have a run time of approximately 2 ½ hours.

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