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THE PLASTIC DOME OF NORMA JEAN

THE PLASTIC DOME OF NORMA JEAN

THE PLASTIC DOME OF NORMA JEAN

1966 / 82min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JULEEN COMPTON

CAST: SHARON HENESY, ROBERT GENTRY, MARCO ST. JOHN

With her second film, Compton took a dive into the supernatural, telling the story of the clairvoyance-blessed titular teenager (Sharon Henesy) as she’s manipulated by an unscrupulous rock band who want to harness her powers for their own ends. Shot on location in the Ozarks and bolstered by a sweet Michel Legrand score, it’s an enchanting magical realist miracle that only gets stranger as it goes along.

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by Century Arts Foundation.

The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean is screening as part of the series UCLA Festival of Preservation. Click here for more info.