ENDLESS LOVE / THE CONFESSIONS OF TOM HARRIS
July 12 only
A SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY
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From Unsung Hero “The Kid Burned His House Down!” (4 min.)
ENDLESS LOVE (1981, 120 min) 7:15pm [35mm]
Don Murray, Shirley Knight, Brooke Shields, Martin Hewett, James Spader; directed by Franco Zefferelli
Don Murray felt that this movie would reestablish him as a feature film actor, but the hue and cry from movie critics taking up the banner of the Reagan backlash surrounded ENDLESS LOVE (with its depiction of “illicit” teenage sex) with an unprecedented level of controversy. Come see what the fuss was all about, and take in one of Don’s most astonishing character transformations—it’s not for the squeamish!
Interview with Don Murray
From Unsung Hero “Tom Harris: The Most Unforgettable Man…” An overview of Don Murray’s project that “offended everyone”… (9 min.)
THE CONFESSIONS OF TOM HARRIS (1966-72, 94 min.) 10:15pm [digital]
Don Murray, Linda Evans, David Brian; dir. by John Derek and David Nelson
EXCEPTIONALLY RARE! Don Murray spent six years shaping and reshaping this film—an ambitious attempt to depict the spiritual awakening of a bad man. Casting himself against type, Murray attempts to prove that he can, indeed, play an anti-hero. Come see it and judge for yourself!
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The Roxie is honored to host a special weekend with Don, still alive and well at 84, where the full range of his work will be displayed—including impossibly rare films that haven’t been seen for decades! Don Murray leapt from Broadway to movie stardom opposite Marilyn Monroe in BUS STOP (1956), but his aversion to the Hollywood star system caused his career to go into a completely different direction.
Don will join us on Saturday and Sunday for interviews (including several with his good friend, noted author/interviewer Foster Hirsch, also making his Roxie debut!) (Clips from the upcoming documentary about his life and career, DON MURRAY: UNSUNG HERO, will also be featured between screenings.)
For additional content, including biographical info about Don Murray and a sneak peak at the upcoming documentary UNSUNG HERO, be sure to visit the MID-CENTURY PRODUCTIONS website.
ENDLESS LOVE / THE CONFESSIONS OF TOM HARRIS: Upcoming Showtimes