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Aero Theatre | Q&A with actor Bruce Dern. Moderated and introduced by film critic Katie Walsh.
Print courtesy of the Sydney Pollack Collection at the Academy Film Archive
‘Bleak Week: Cinema of Despair – Year 2’
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In Sydney Pollack’s relentlessly bleak portrait of Depression-era America, Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, and Bruce Dern star as contestants in a dance marathon, a dangerous fad spawned by the desperation of the time. The dancers are tasked with outlasting other couples by staying on their feet for thousands of hours in front of a live audience, in the pursuit of a $1,500 prize. Pollack examines the farthest reaches of exhaustion and misery in this unflinching and modern look at American society.
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