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Well into the 1930s, there was an expatriate community of Americans who lived in Paris or the French countryside, and who eventually became influential artists and writers. These included the painter Edward Hopper, the writer Ernest Hemingway, and the musician Virgil Thomson. Writer and poet Gertrude Stein and her lifelong companion Alice B. Toklas (perhaps best known for her marijuana recipes) were the patrons of these and other artists, including Guillaume Apollinaire. In this PBS American Playhouse movie, the two are seen in the mid-1930s, and the unflinching loyalty and love that Toklas (Linda Hunt) offered to her irascible companion Stein (Linda Bassett) is the subject of this moving, extremely erudite drama. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

  • Release date:March 6, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Sundance Film Festival Jill Godmilow Grand Prize: Dramatic 1986 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Jill Godmilow Best First Feature 1987 Nominee

Cast

Linda Hunt
as Alice B. Toklas
Linda Bassett
as Gertrude Stein
Andrew McCarthy
as Henry Hopper
Bernadette Lafont
as Fernande Olivier
Bruce McGill
as Ernest Hemingway
Jacques Boudet
as Guillaume Apollinaire

Crew

Jill Godmilow
Director
Frederic Bourboulon
Producer
Sandra Schulberg
Producer
Jill Godmilow
Screen Story
Mark Magill
Screenwriter
Mark Magill
Screen Story
Michael Sahl
Cinematographer
Michael Sahl
Composer (Music Score)
Ballard MacDonald
Songwriter
Georges Klotz
Editor
Patrice Mercier
Production Designer
Elisabeth Tavernier
Costume Designer
Jean Achache
Line Producer
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