DIRECTOR: ALAN J. PAKULA
CAST: JANE FONDA, DONALD SUTHERLAND, ROY SCHEIDER
Screening introduced by Melissa Anderson, film editor of 4Columns.
In her first film of this pivotal decade, Fonda gave her most exalted performance as Bree Daniels, a Hell’s Kitchen–dwelling sex worker and aspiring thespian being stalked by a sociopath. The initial installment of director Pakula’s “paranoia trilogy” of the ’70s, Klute most strongly bears the authorial stamp of its lead actress, here brilliantly plumbing dread, bravado, and the irreconcilable feelings she has for Donald Sutherland’s laconic private investigator.
Klute is screening as part of the Jane Fonda In The '70s series.