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PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, THE 1971

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THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS 1971
U.S. film. A thinking man's late 60s youth-culture film. William (Michael Sarrazin) and his girlfriend Jane (Barbara Hershey) share a groovy NYC apartment decorated with Dylan, Zappa and Woodstock posters. Jane is Jewish and a university campus activist. William comes from a wealthy Darien, Connecticut family but turns his back on the privileges of wealth –- and even the ideals of the hippie, youth culture movement as he tries to decide what he wants out of life.

William's life changes when on a rainy evening he accidentally runs over and kills an elderly woman. He is sent to prison but at a hearing he manages to escape out a bathroom window. He visits his wealthy grandmother to ask for money so he can go on the run with his girlfriend. His grandmother is a cranky racist wasp and warns him of the fiendish intentions of the Catholics, Jews and blacks and threatens to cut him out of her will.

William and Jane spend a peaceful week hiding out in the woods before they make their big escape and become fugitives. Randy Newman sings the opening song, "The Pursuit of Happiness." Michael Sarrazin, Barbara Hershey, Robert Klein, Arthur Hill, Ruth White, E.G. Marshall, William Devane, Rue McClanahan, Charles Durning, David Doyle.

Plus this bonus selection...

NY, NY - A DAY IN NEW YORK 1958
U.S. short film. A short color film that turns everyday Manhattan street life into a surreal abstract kaleidoscope, distorting, fracturing, and multiplying familiar images into a truly original visual experience.


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