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TUESDAY WELD AND ANTHONY PERKINS

August 23-25 at the Trylon

Weld and Perkins starred in these compelling companion pieces, each of which plays on the actors’ personas and biographies. Pretty Poison features the two as fresh-faced young adults. Play It As It Lays, released a few years later, finds them jaded and alienated by the Hollywood system.

PRETTY POISON

(1968, 89m) dir Noel Black w/Tuesday Weld, Anthony Perkins, Beverly Garland. Newly released from a psychiatric ward, awkward loner Dennis (Perkins) gravitates toward vivacious cheerleader Sue Ann (Weld). They forge a playful, if delusional, relationship before sabotage, revenge, and murder enter the mix. Perkins and Weld are magnetic in this dark comedy. FRI 7:00 SAT […]

PLAY IT AS IT LAYS in 35mm

(1972, 99m) dir Frank Perry w/Tuesday Weld, Anthony Perkins, Tammy Grimes. Maria (Weld) is an actress disenchanted with Hollywood. Her closest friend, BZ, (Perkins) is a gay movie producer trapped in a sham marriage. Based on Joan Didion’s semi-autobiographical novel, Play It As It Lays is a melancholy study of a woman dependent on uncaring […]

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