Thursday, 14 July 2016

Robert Altman's That Cold Day in the Park (1969)

/ How far will a 32 year-old virgin go to possess a 19 year-old boy? /

Read my review for Loverboy Magazine of Robert Altman’s disturbing, unjustly forgotten 1969 psychodrama That Cold Day in the Park - a horror film about sexual dread and emotional repression - starring Sandy Dennis at her twitchiest. (It was reissued on deluxe dual format by Eureka Entertainment on 20 June 2016). The film would be a profound influence on pioneering Canadian homocore filmmaker Bruce LaBruce (his 1991 film No Skin Off My Ass is a loose remake with added hardcore gay sex). 

 Further reading: read an analysis of That Cold Day in the Park on the Dreams Are What Le Cinema is For blog.

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