Let’s Spend the Night Together

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<i>Let’s Spend the Night Together</i>. 1983. USA. Directed by Hal Ashby. Courtesy Embassy Pictures Corp./Photofest.
  • Let’s Spend the Night Together

    1983. USA. Hal Ashby. 95 min.

Sunday, November 25, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
  • Let’s Spend the Night Together

    1983. USA. Directed by Hal Ashby. The editor-director of such 1970s American cult classics as Harold and Maude, The Last Detail, Shampoo, and Being There, Ashby used the Rolling Stones music to great effect in his Vietnam War veteran drama Coming Home. His film of The Rolling Stones, with creative contributions by the masterful title designer Pablo Ferro, is an adroitly edited ur-concert of indoor and outdoor arena performances in Tempe, Arizona and East Rutherford, New Jersey, energetically shot with 21 cameras under the direction of Caleb Deschanel (The Black Stallion, The Right Stuff) and Gerald Feil. In addition to many of their biggest songs, the band mixes things up with covers of Eddie Cochran and Ned Fairchild’s rockabilly standard “Twenty Flight Rock” and Smokey Robinson and The Miracles’ dance hit “Going to a Go-Go,” as Mick Jagger heralds the 1980s by sporting a turquoise leather jacket, pink tank top, and skintight, white lace-up football pants. 95 min.

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Image: Let’s Spend the Night Together. 1983. USA. Directed by Hal Ashby. Courtesy Embassy Pictures Corp./Photofest.