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Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)

US 90m, Colour
Director: Jon Jost; Cast: Tom Blair, Wayne Crouse, Jessica St. John, Steve Voorheis

lastchantsLast Chants for a Slow Dance is a realistic low-budget road movie about a reluctant father and husband who regularly escapes from his unhappy marriage by driving from town to town in search of work, talking to strangers and picking up women. Abandoning his wife Darlene and two kids, Tom takes to the road one last time with unexpected results. Filmed with a handheld camera, and set to a down-home soundtrack, parts of Jost’s production resemble a country music video, while much of the dialogue would not be out-of-place in a John Cassavetes film (Klaus Ming March 2015).

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This entry was posted on 03/30/2015 by in 1001 List, 1970s, All and tagged .
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