Between the Lines

Opens April 27th


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Opens April 27th at the Harris Theater

Newly restored by the Cohen Film Collection!  BETWEEN THE LINES  was deftly directed by Joan Micklin Silver on a miniature budget. The drama is set in the offices of an "alternative" newspaper, vaguely reminiscent of The Village Voice (where Silver once worked). The large ensemble cast of then-unknowns is headed by John Heard, playing a photojournalist who takes time off from trying to save the world to have a brief affair with Lindsay Crouse. Other employees and hangers-on include Jeff Goldblum (playing the paper's rock critic), Jill Eikenberry, Bruno Kirby, Lane Smith and Marilu Henner. As the staff grapples with the possibility that their lives (and livelihoods) are about to be forever changed, the film digs into plenty of still-intriguing ideas about the responsibility of the press, what it means to grow up, and how to hold on to your youthful zest when real-life responsibilities won’t stop calling.
For the April 27th premiere at 7pm join Pittsburgh City Paper staffers for a live panel discussion after the film, where they’ll take questions from the audience and compare the movie to what it’s really like to work at the alt-weekly. (Consider it a live movie review!) What’s it like behind-the-scenes at Pittsburgh’s favorite liberal rag? Which one of their writers is most like Jeff Goldblum’s character? Come out and see!
101 minutes / Rated R / Directed by Joan Micklin Silver / Starring John Heard, Lindsay Crouse, Jeff Goldblum, Michael J. Pollard / 1977 USA