VENGEANCE IS MINE
May 27 - June 2
12:30 2:50 5:10 7:30
Directed by Michael Roemer
Starring Brooke Adams, Trish Van Devere, Jon DeVreis, Ari Meyers
New 35mm print. Approx 118 min.
Unsuccessfully trying to close old family wounds on a trip back to the Rhode Island home of her miserable childhood, a troubled Brooke Adams (DAYS OF HEAVEN, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS) finds her new friendship with neighbor Trish Van Devere has her stuck in another family drama. A continuation of writer/director Roemer’s earlier insights on fraught relationships (NOTHING BUT A MAN, THE PLOT AGAINST HARRY, etc), though considerably more pointed.
A FILM DESK RELEASE
“With Brooke Adams in fine form as the young woman fleeing an unhappy marriage and taking refuge with a family in a more drastic state of disintegration than her own, this out-and-out melodrama sees her confronting as heavy a mix of cruelty, confusion and incipient insanity as Barbara Stanwyck ever had to face in the ’50s. It impresses due to a careful script and superb naturalistic performances.”
— Geoff Andrew, Time Out