• The Whales of August

    1987. USA. Lindsay Anderson. 90 min.

Introduced by screenwriter David Berry

Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • The Whales of August

    1987. USA. Directed by Lindsay Anderson. Screenplay by David Berry, based on his play. With Bette Davis, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern. The Whales of August casts Gish and Davis—screen legends in the twilight of their careers—as sisters who encounter new love and recall old memories while living out their golden years in the seaside Maine cottage where they came of age. Gish’s final film encapsulates a career of playing strong leading women, as her quietly ferocious Sarah serves as caretaker to her curmudgeonly sister. 90 min.

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