A Perfect World

Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25, 2013

High-definition digital projection — Please note: due to a problem with the 35mm print, we will not be able to show it as previously announced and will have to screen the film digitally. We apologize for the inconvenience.

“On the run from the Texas Rangers in 1963, an escaped convict (Kevin Costner) develops a close friendship with the seven-year-old boy (T.J. Lowther) he takes hostage; Clint Eastwood, who directed, stars as the leader of the Rangers, and Laura Dern plays a savvy, no-bullshit criminologist assisting in the manhunt (1993). A good two-part character study with a terrific performance by Lowther and fine work by Costner that should help resuscitate his image after too many Boy Scout projects… Eastwood is generally so good at handling narrative, savoring Texas settings, and molding performances… The critique of macho and flawed father figures that he’s been preoccupied with at least since White Hunter, Black Heart continues to be pungent and thoughtful.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum

  • Country USA
  • Rating PG-13
  • Year 1993
  • Running Time 138 minutes
  • Director Clint Eastwood

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