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A Safe Place

Released 1971
Distributor Columbia Pictures

Henry Jaglom’s 1971 film is a bit of magic realism that performed a vanishing act at the box office. It remains a fascinating curio, bringing together old school genius/magician Orson Welles with an emerging Hollywood vanguard embodied by Jack Nicholson. Tuesday Weld stars as a lonely dreamer with a tenuous relationship to reality while Gwen Welles and Firesign Theater’s Phil Proctor make up a small but reliably quirky cast.

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About Daniel Kremer

San Francisco filmmaker Daniel Kremer has provided audio commentary tracks for Kino Lorber, Shout! Factory, AGFA, and Scorpion disc releases, and essays for Twilight Time special editions. His acclaimed epic-length film Overwhelm the Sky (2019), adapted from a 1799 American Gothic novel, was screened internationally in classic  roadshow format, complete with overture, intermission, and printed souvenir programs. These deluxe screenings received  many accolades before Kino Lorber acquired distribution rights. Kremer's book Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films was published through Patrick McGilligan's Screen Classics Series in 2015. He is currently under contract at Oxford University Press for the first book about Joan Micklin Silver. His other films include the independent dramas Raise Your Kids on Seltzer (2015) and Ezer Kenegdo (2017). He  enjoys doing commentary tracks with fellow TFH guru Allan Arkush.