Play It As It Lays

1972, 99m, 35mm, U.S.

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened June 2–5, 2017

Perry’s chicly cynical adaptation of Joan Didion’s mercilessly incisive novel chronicles the unravelling of Tuesday Weld’s Maria Wyeth, a Hollywood actress adrift on the freeways of Southern California. Alienated by husband Adam Roarke’s outsized ego, even her friendship with a sympathetic gay producer Anthony Perkins can’t save her from her all-consuming emptiness. 

A film by Frank Perry