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Spring Night, Summer Night (1967)

Jessica, the eldest daughter of a coal miner-turned-farmer, has a fling with her half-brother Carl, which complicates things more when she becomes pregnant.

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Joseph L. Anderson (as J.L. Anderson)

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Joseph L. Anderson (as J.L. Anderson), Franklin Miller | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larue Hall Larue Hall ... Jessica
Ted Heimerdinger Ted Heimerdinger ... Carl (as Ted Heim)
Marjorie Johnson Marjorie Johnson ... Mother (as Marj Johnson)
John Crawford ... Father
Betty Ann Parady Betty Ann Parady ... Donna
Tracy Smith Tracy Smith ... Jessica's Sister
David Ayres David Ayres ... Gas Station Owner
Mary Cass Mary Cass ... Rose
Ron Parady Ron Parady ... Tom (as Ronald B. Parady)
Bob Jones Bob Jones ... Jacob
Jon Webb Jon Webb ... Frank
Miles Gibbons Miles Gibbons ... George
Art Stifel Art Stifel ... Howard
Isabel Stott Isabel Stott ... Grandma
Michael Marcum Michael Marcum ... Mike
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Jessica, the eldest daughter of a coal miner-turned-farmer, has a fling with her half-brother Carl, which complicates things more when she becomes pregnant.

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Drama

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R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1970 (USA) See more »

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Jessica See more »

Filming Locations:

Ohio, USA See more »

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Triskele See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The film was shot for $29,000. That money covered the cost of 35mm film stock, processing and food, which was easily raised by taking advantage of '60s-era tax laws that made losing money on investing in film a profitable endeavor for wealthy funders. [IndieWire] See more »

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astounding, little-seen masterpiece of independent cinema
27 February 2006 | by Howard_B_EaleSee all my reviews

Here's a film richly deserving of wider exposure. Can't someone pick it up for distribution? It's been described as "the missing link between THE LAST PICTURE SHOW and SHADOWS", which isn't quite on the mark. I think a better pair comparison could be made between the early semi-documentary films of Willard Van Dyke and Pare Lorentz and SHADOWS, due to the casting of unknowns and non-actors in all roles.

Seen nationally in 2005 as part of the Rural Route Film Festival (under the title SPRING NIGHT, SUMMER NIGHT), this film manages to focus on the taboo topic of incest without being sensational in the slightest, and that's only one of its amazing facets. A stark, black and white drama set (and filmed) entirely in southeastern Ohio, amidst the farms, gas stations, bars and simple homes of the area, it's filled with beautiful and memorable photography. This is not a "verité"-type outing of the "DAVID HOLZMAN'S DIARY" variety at all, but an extremely nuanced, melancholy tale of two lovers who may or may not be brother and sister (depending on which story they believe from which parent) with stunning set pieces on foggy hills, in musty barns, dimly-lit dinner tables, on dusty roads. Intensely moving and superbly acted, it feels nearly perfect and is a total anomaly for late-1960s independent cinema, so often considered an urban-based art form.


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