SHOOT THE MOON
1982, Warner Bros., 124 min, USA, Dir: Alan Parker

Alan Parker (MISSISSIPPI BURNING) helms this drama by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bo Goldman (ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST) about the deterioration of a dysfunctional couple and the emotional toll the separation has on their four daughters. Finney gives a devastating performance as George Dunlap, successful writer and adulterous husband to Faith (Dianne Keaton). Karen Allen and Peter Weller costar. "SHOOT THE MOON contains a raw emotional power of the sort we rarely see in domestic dramas.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.


ANNIE
1982, Sony Repertory, 126 min, Dir: John Huston

Young hotheaded orphan Annie (Aileen Quinn) is rescued from a cruel orphanage by a wealthy industrialist, Oliver Warbucks – the wonderful Albert Finney, but the wicked orphanage supervisor (Carol Burnett) tries to profit from the situation. A family musical with lots of movement, color, dance and music with sumptuous production numbers.


BIG FISH
2003, Sony Pictures, 120 min, Dir: Tim Burton

In the heartwarming BIG FISH, director Tim Burton brings his inimitable imagination on a journey that delves deep into a fabled relationship between a father and his son. Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) has always been a teller of tall-tales about his oversized life as a young man (Ewan McGregor), when his wanderlust led him on an unlikely journey from a small-town in Alabama, around the world, and back again. His mythic exploits dart from the delightful to the delirious as he weaves epic tales about giants, blizzards, a witch and conjoined-twin lounge singers. With his larger-than-life stories, Bloom charms almost everyone he encounters except for his estranged son Will (Billy Crudup). When his mother Sandra (Jessica Lange) tries to reunite them, Will must learn how to separate fact from fiction as he comes to terms with his father's great feats and great failings.


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