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1990 / 107min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: HAL HARTLEY

CAST: MARTIN DONOVAN, ADRIENNE SHELLY, EDIE FALCO

Adrienne Shelly returns in Hartley’s strange, sweet, and stark sophomore outing as Maria, a 17-year-old in suburban Long Island who, to the horror of her parents, comes home one day pregnant, and unleashes catastrophe. She finds comfort of a sort with Martin Donovan’s self-taught Mr. Fix-It electronics whiz, and together they try to help one another—he in giving her a home, she in getting him out from under the thumb of his abusive father. A ringing riposte to Reaganite values, and a love story that gives its own definition of love.

New 35mm Print from the Chicago Film Society