May 23: The Rain People

Thursday, May 23 2019 | 9PM The Rain People USA 1969 d. Francis Ford Coppola with Shirley Knight, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Marya Zimmet and Tom Aldredge. Colour. 101 m

“Coppola’s fourth feature, a fascinating early road movie made entirely on location with a minimal crew and a constantly evolving script. Never very popular by comparison with Easy Rider probably because it suggested that dropping out was mere escapism, it has far greater depth and complexity to its curious admixture of feminist tract and pure thriller.” Tom Milne

“Writer-director Francis Coppola, scrutinizing the flight of a neurotic young woman and her efforts to assist a brain-damaged ex-football player, has developed an overlong, brooding film incorporating some excellent photography.” Variety

Links: IMDB Wikipedia AFI

See Also: The Godfather (Coppola, 1972), M*A*S*H (Altman, 1970), Petulia (Lester, 1968), They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (Pollack, 1969)