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The most devastating film about divorce ever made

Dramatic gems

At Play in the Fields of the Lord
At Play in the Fields of the Lord

At Play in the Fields of the Lord (USA/Brazil, 1991, Universal) is a probing drama about the arrogance of American missionaries in the Amazon. Two couples — Aidan Quinn and Kathy Bates, and Darryl Hannah (she’s quite good in this) and John Lithgow — are assigned to convert an Amazon tribe. Bates has an outrageous mad scene. This is not another fast-paced, action-packed 1990s film. Instead, it’s a thoughtful and often-poignant observation about the damage religion can cause.

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Shoot the Moon (USA, 1982, MGM) is a dramatic gem! Arguably the most devastating film about divorce ever made. Superb performances by Diane Keaton and Albert Finney, and a truly touching performance by the late Dana Hill. Parker has that rare talent of creating a scene that makes you feel like you’re outside a window, peeping into the family’s daily life. The use of music, especially The Eagles’ “I Can’t Tell You Why” is stunning.

Available on Vudu and Google Play

  • Jim Tompkins-MacLaine
  • Conductor
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At Play in the Fields of the Lord
At Play in the Fields of the Lord

At Play in the Fields of the Lord (USA/Brazil, 1991, Universal) is a probing drama about the arrogance of American missionaries in the Amazon. Two couples — Aidan Quinn and Kathy Bates, and Darryl Hannah (she’s quite good in this) and John Lithgow — are assigned to convert an Amazon tribe. Bates has an outrageous mad scene. This is not another fast-paced, action-packed 1990s film. Instead, it’s a thoughtful and often-poignant observation about the damage religion can cause.

Available on iTunes and Amazon

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Shoot the Moon (USA, 1982, MGM) is a dramatic gem! Arguably the most devastating film about divorce ever made. Superb performances by Diane Keaton and Albert Finney, and a truly touching performance by the late Dana Hill. Parker has that rare talent of creating a scene that makes you feel like you’re outside a window, peeping into the family’s daily life. The use of music, especially The Eagles’ “I Can’t Tell You Why” is stunning.

Available on Vudu and Google Play

  • Jim Tompkins-MacLaine
  • Conductor
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