U.S., 1984, 106 min, Digital, Dir. Alan Rudolph, Rated R, Park Circus

Choose Me

Monday, October 23

"Sly, sexy and fairly funny ensemble piece." —Scott Weinberge, FilmCritic.com

"Rudolph's first breakthrough. A tremendous film." —Randy Shulman, Metro Weekly

Join us at 6:00 pm on Monday, October 23 for a reception at Books & Books, followed by a 7:00 pm screening of Choose Me and post-film conversation with the film's producer, Carolyn Pfeiffer Bradshaw.

A captivating romantic drama that weaves together the intricate lives of its characters against the backdrop of a nighttime radio talk show. Driven by desire and vulnerability, three individuals find themselves drawn into a complex web of relationships. Mickey, a radio host with a mysterious past, becomes the confidante for various callers seeking advice on love and life. Among them are Eve, a sultry night club owner with a tumultuous romantic history, and Pearl, a waitress who escapes her troubled marriage by indulging in fantasies.

As their paths intersect and their secrets unravel, these characters navigate a labyrinth of passion, betrayal, and longing. The allure of unfulfilled desires blurs the boundaries between reality and illusion, leading them to confront their innermost fears and yearnings. Against the neon-lit backdrop of the city, Choose Me delves into the complexities of love, choice, and the pursuit of happiness, revealing how the connections we make can both heal and haunt us.

One of the most prolific female producers of all time, Carolyn Pfeiffer began her career as an on-set assistant to the stars of the 1960s European art cinema. After founding her own public relations company in London, she returned stateside and co-founded Alive Films with Shep Gordon, producing titles including Alan Rudolph’s Trouble In Mind and The Moderns. Pfeiffer’s new memoir, Chasing the Panther, details her rise through the ranks of Hollywood and her reflections on an industry she’s helped to lead for decades. Click here to learn more about the book.

Click here to read more about Carolyn Pfeiffer Bradshaw

Carolyn Pfeiffer is an American film producer. She was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Madison, North Carolina. After attending Guilford College, she moved to Europe and began a career in motion pictures.

Carolyn moved to London and started her own public relations company. Her numerous clients included Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, François Truffaut, Robert Altman, The Beatles' company Apple Corps Ltd., and Paul McCartney and Wings.

At thirty-five, she returned to the United States and became a founding partner and president and CEO of Alive Films, an independent production and distribution company that released many groundbreaking films, among them Kiss of the Spider Woman (which garnered William Hurt an Academy Award), Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense, Philip Glass's Koyaanisqatsi, and Alan Rudolph's Choose Me. At the time, she was the only woman in Hollywood who could greenlight a movie--a "mini-mogul" in the words of the Wall Street Journal.

Reserved seating is in place for this screening.

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