This morning I woke up to this amazing impromptu review by Joseph Lally of "America Lost and Found" . I'm so grateful for this find. Eternal thanks Joseph!
The Criterion Collection has a DVD box set called AMERICAN LOST AND FOUND: The BBS Story
featuring the independent cinema of America circa late 60's, early 70's and one of its gems that
I discovered is the lyrical masterpiece A SAFE PLACE by Henry Jaglom and starring Tuesday Weld, Jack Nicholson
and Orson Welles.
A SAFE PLACE places itself as original film that is truly independent of the mainstream unlike many of the ones of today
that pretend to. Its use of color and its brilliant cross cutting through the time space interior of its female protagonist will disarm your ideas
of linear narrative and the result is a cinema of magic that will haunt you.
I recently saw a sneak preview of Jaglom's new film JUST 45 MINUTES AWAY FROM BROADWAY and it is one of the best new films of 2012.
I will state firmly that no director today in America has this way with actors
since John Cassavetes. The humor of this film is rooted in intelligence and sensitivity. It captures what it means to be an actor.
Whereas in HOLLYWOOD DREAMS, Jaglom showed us the brutality of the film industry,
here he notes the warmth and grace of theatre actors.
What charm, what insight! If I were to compare his HOLLYWOOD DREAMS to
The Day of the Locust then I would compare this new film to Jean Renoir's The Golden Coach.
The actors of the Renoir film and the actors of the Jaglom film
survive through their imagination. In fact they thrive.
This is a film of joy. Keep an eye out for when it opens.
Joseph Lally reporting