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still from The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan, US 1983)

The Big Chill

Lawrence Kasdan / US, 1983 / 103 min.

Occasioned by the death of actor William Hurt on 13 March 2022, Eye will screen The Big Chill, a comedy-drama about a group of former university activists who have had to bid farewell to their youthful ideals. Featuring William Hurt, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum and Tom Berenger.

poster The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan, US 1983)
After a shocking suicide, a group of thirty-somethings have a weekend get-together before their friend’s funeral. They reminisce about their youthful activism in the 1960s. Nowadays they mainly struggle with the insecurities of adult life in the 1980s, having lost their ideals somewhere along the way.

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Lawrence Kasdan

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The Big Chill


103 min.





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