Shoot the Moon

1982, 124m, DCP, U.S.

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Screened June 12–19, 2019

Drawing on his and director Parker’s own lives, screenwriter Bo Goldman (Melvin and Howard, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) dramatizes the end of Albert Finney and Diane Keaton’s marriage — and the emotional impact on daughters Dana Hill, Viveka Davis, Tracey Gold, and Tina Yothers. Parker eschews a score in favor of affecting strains of songs and, per Kael, reversing her dim view of Parker’s work to date, “devote[s] his full attention to the cast” as the film “makes clear that the kids aren’t just add-ons.”

A film by Alan Parker