AN UNMARRIED WOMAN
DIRECTOR: PAUL MAZURSKY
CAST: JILL CLAYBURGH, ALAN BATES, MICHAEL MURPHY
A bruising, emotional gut-punch, Mazursky’s heartbreaking character study puts the viewer right in the shoes of Upper East Sider Jill Clayburgh, so we’re blindsided right along with her when husband Michael Murphy breaks up their 16-year marriage to run off with a Bloomingdale’s tie seller. Commiserating with female friends or starting a new affair with lover Alan Bates, Clayburgh gives one of the defining performances of the American 1970s cinema.