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Four Friends

Released 1981
Distributor Filmways Pictures

Arthur Penn’s episodic, determinedly non-Hollywood drama follows the fortunes of three boys and a girl from high school through college and beyond. Steve Tesich’s layered, semi-autobigraphical screenplay was shot on location Indiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania with a non-star cast. Praised on release as one of the most evocative portraits of the 1960s, it has fallen through the cracks and is pretty much unknown today.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander won the Best Screenplay Golden Globe for The People vs. Larry Flynt and was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for the cult favorite Ed Wood.  Other credits include writing the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, adapting the Stephen King story 1408, producing Paul Schrader's Auto Focus, and writing/producing the upcoming Tim Burton feature Big Eyes.  Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste serving on the board of advisors for the Cinefamily and  hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque.