Terms of Endearment

Friday, April 19 - Sunday, April 21, 2019

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT dazzled critics and audiences alike with its believable, insightful story of two captivating people, mother and daughter, unforgettably played Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger. From grand slapstick to deepest sentiment, director James L. Brooks masterfully paints scenes from their evolving 30-year relationship. Jack Nicholson turns in a great comic performance as MacLaine’s neighbor, a boozy, womanizing former astronaut.

Winner of five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress – Shirley MacLaine, Best Supporting Actor – Jack Nicholson, Best Director and Best Screenplay Adaptation – James L. Brooks

Screening as part of our Spring 2019 season of “Weekend Classics: Love, Mom and Dad.”

  • Country USA
  • Year 1983
  • Running Time 132 minutes
  • Distributor Paramount Pictures
  • Director James L. Brooks
  • Writer Larry McMurtry (novel), James L. Brooks (screenplay)
  • Editor Richard Marks
  • Cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak
  • Cast Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow, Lisa Hart Carroll

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