JANE & Lonely Boy
Friday, January 19
(1962, Robert Drew, Hope Ryden, D.A. Pennebaker) 25-year-old Jane Fonda about to star on Broadway with Bradford Dillman in The Fun Couple, dubbed one of the five worst plays of all time by Times critic Walter Kerr. “Shades of repressed emotional and intellectual strength that shine through the kittenish facade.” – Frank Rich. 16mm print courtesy Academy Film Archive. Approx. 53 min.
“Gives a sense of cozy intimacy… Offers an intriguing glimpse of public and private humiliation, of a neophyte’s determination to succeed.”
– Melissa Anderson, 4Columns
“A reminder of the power of a good documentary… The private moments are the most telling….We see her in her dressing room, battling nerves, chattering about this or that, unguarded in a way that seems like she forgot the camera was there - but the things is, she almost certainly didn’t.”
– Jason Bailey, Flavorpill
(1961, Wolf Koenig, Roman Kroiter) 19-year-old teen idol Paul Anka (a self-admitted ex-blimp) traumatizes jaw-dropped teenyboppers during a Boardwalk stroll, sucks up to a pinky-ringed club manager, and serenades an audience of alter cockers as his nerdy manager gushes. DCP courtesy National Film Board of Canada. Approx. 28 min.