Windows is a 1980 thriller directed by Gordon Willis and starring Talia Shire as a woman who becomes the obsession of her next door neighbor.
Windows is playing as part of a 35mm Double Feature with Cruising
BEHIND THE SCREEN
Windows was protested – accused of being homophobic and resorting to hateful stereotypes of lesbians. Willis later called the film a mistake.
It was the only film he ever directed, although he had a storied career as a cinematographer, defining the look of 1970s films with The Godfather (1972) and its 1974 sequel, The Parallax View (1974), All the President’s Men (1976), and Annie Hall (1977) amongst others.
Our 35mm double feature of Cruising and Windows was suggested to us by a longtime customer (Hi, Joe!). We’re playing these films in the days before the new movie Bros opens, reflecting on how Hollywood perceives gay culture, both 40+ years ago, and now today.
Plus, these are titles that rarely play, which is always part of our unofficial mission.