Melanie Mayron
Director: Claudia Weill Cast: Melanie Mayron
Melanie Mayron
, Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
, Anita Skinner
Anita Skinner
Claudia Weill

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One of the first fictional efforts by former documentary maker Claudia Weill, Girlfriends focuses on a pair of roommates, Susan Weinblatt and Anne Munroe, played by Melanie Mayron and Anita Skinner. Anne gets married, leaving the plump, insecure Susan alone for virtually the first time in her life. A mild flirtation with a rabbi leads to a whole new life for Susan when she becomes a portrait photographer for Jewish weddings and bar mitzvahs. Claudia Weill wrote the (presumed) autobiographical screenplay with Vicki Polon. Filmed in New Jersey, Girlfriends was an expansion of a short subject subsidized by the American Film Institute.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2020
UPC: 0715515249218
Original Release: 1978
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 11,563

Special Features

New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Claudia Weill and director of photography Fred Murphy, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; New interview with Weill; New interview with Weill and actors Melanie Mayron, Christopher Guest, and Bob Balaban; New interview with screenwriter Vicki Polon; New interview with Weill and writer and filmmaker Joey Soloway; Joyce at 34, a 1972 short film codirected by Weill and Joyce Chopra; Commuters, a 1970 short film by Weill and Eliot Noyes; Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Melanie Mayron Susan Weinblatt
Eli Wallach Rabbi Gold
Anita Skinner Anne Munroe
Bob Balaban Martin
Christopher Guest Eric
Viveca Lindfors Beatrice
Amy Wright Ceil
Mike Kellin Abe
Russell Horton Photo Editor
Tanya Berezin Rabbi's Wife
Kathryn Walker Carpel's Receptionist
Roderick Cook Carpel
Jean de Baer Terry
Kenneth McMillan Cabbie
Gina Rogak Julie
Kristoffer Tabori Charlie

Technical Credits
Claudia Weill Director,Producer
Patrizia Von Brandenstein Art Director
Fred Murphy Cinematographer
Emily Paine Sound/Sound Designer
Suzanne Pettit Editor
Vicki Polon Screenwriter
Ed Rothkowitz Sound/Sound Designer
Jan Saunders Producer
Michael Small Score Composer
Katherine Wenning Editor

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