DIRECTOR: PAUL SCHRADER
CAST: WILLEM DAFOE, SUSAN SARANDON, DANA DELANY
Screening followed by a Q&A with Paul Schrader
Willem Dafoe, understated and unbelievably gentle, plays John LeTour, a recovering drug addict who still deals to a high-end New York clientele maintained by boss Susan Sarandon, who’s looking to move on from the business. LeTour’s professional crisis and midlife muddle become something much more acute—and dangerous—when he re-encounters an old flame from his user days. Marvelously melancholic, with a mighty, thunderous suite of songs by The Call’s Michael Been.
Light Sleeper is screening as part of the Paul Schrader X 4 series.