Between the Lines

1977, U.S., 101m, DCP

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Screened February 22–March 7, 2019

In a time when independent media and journalism are constantly under attack, the sophomore film by the trailblazing Joan Micklin Silver (Hester Street), while over 40 years old, could not be more timely today. Following the lives and loves of a group of staffers at Boston alt-weekly The Back Bay Mainline as they face a possible corporate takeover and unemployment, this rueful multi-character comedy drama is a true lost treasure of the New Hollywood. Featuring a stellar cast in early roles: John Heard, Lindsay Crouse, Jill Eikenberry, Marilu Henner, and Jeff Goldblum as the paper’s music critic.

NY Premiere run of 2K restoration.

A Cohen Film Collection release.

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A film by Joan Micklin Silver

Gently perceptive… an appealing, low-key, counter-culture newspaper comedy.”

The New York Times