Lawrence Kasdan's 1983 big-budget variation on John Sayles's "The Return of the Secaucus Seven" finds a cluster of old college radicals - who have since gone on to sundry professions and various degrees of materialism - reuniting over the death of a friend.
During the weekend that follows, they compare their 60's ideas with the harsh reality of their lives in the 80's, and discover that in a cold world, you need your friends to keep you warm. Both playful and thoughtful, the film represents Kasdan (Body Heat) at his most astute.
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan
Starring Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Tom Tom Berenger, Jeff Goldblum, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, William Hurt, JoBeth Williams
USA | 1983 | R | 105
The Strand Theatre's 90th Anniversary Film Series includes:
1923: SAFETY LAST, Saturday, August 17 at 3pm
1933: GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933, Sunday, August 18 at 1pm
1943: CASABLANCA, Saturday, August 24 at 3pm
1953: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, Sunday August 25 at 1pm
1963: THE BIRDS, Saturday, August 31 at 3pm
1973: SOYLENT GREEN, Sunday, September 1 at 1pm
1983: THE BIG CHILL, Saturday, September 14 at 3pm
1993: PHILADELPHIA, Sunday, September 15 at 1pm
2003: LOST IN TRANSLATION, Sunday, September 22 at 1pm