Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Perry's sublime "Diary of a Mad Housewife" (1970), a rare sighting

Carrie Snodgress, singular and great in Frank Perry's inexplicably neglected "Diary of a Mad Housewife"
Last 22 November, I dedicated a post to the late, great Carrie Snodgress, linked to two of her most affecting performances - in John Badham's superb 1971 TV film, "The Impatient Heart," and Frank Perry's "Diary of a Mad Housewife," her compelling breakthrough on the big screen in 1970.

Well, Perry's long-neglected film is also the subject of an excellent Essential Cinema essay by Rob Christopher on the Chicagoist site, timed to coincide with a 35mm screening of the film on 7 May at 7 p.m. at the University of Chicago as part of its Doc Films series.

Thanks to Rob for alerting me about this rare showing of a singular film.

If I could, I'd be there.

Here's hoping that everyone in Chicago supports it.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

I love this film! Snodgress was a unique actress. She is much missed. Wish this was on DVD.