The Deer Hunter

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Introduction by Meryl Streep biographer Michael Schulman! Screening preceded by book signing at 7:00pm!

“A big, awkward, crazily ambitious, sometimes breathtaking motion picture that comes as close to being a popular epic as any movie about this country since The Godfather. A film that is nothing less than an appraisal of American life in the second half of the 20th century… an update on the national dream, long after World War II when America’s self-confidence peaked, after the Marshall Plan, after Korea, dealing with people who’ve grown up in the television age and matured in the decade of assassinations and disbelief…. Meryl Streep, who has long been recognized for her fine performances on the New York stage, gives a smashing film performance as the young woman, who, by tacit agreement among the friends, becomes Nick’s girl but who stays around long enough to assert herself.” – Vincent Canby, New York Times

Part of the series “Becoming Meryl Streep”

  • Running Time 183 minutes
  • Director Michael Cimino

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