River's Edge (35mm)

River's Edge

1987 | 99 min. | Tim Hunter

February 12, 2024

On the bank of a river lies the naked body of a brutally murdered young girl. At the nearby high school, Samson brags to Matt and his friends about how he killed her. Matt suddenly finds himself in a troubling position: should he do what he thinks is right, or should he keep quiet and live with this demon for the rest of his life? Presented on 35mm.

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  • Director: Tim Hunter
  • Principal Cast: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck, Dennis Hopper
  • Year: 1987
  • Running Time: 99 min.
  • Producer: Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford
  • Screenplay: Neal Jimenez
  • Cinematographers: Frederick Elmes
  • Editors: Howard Smith, Sonya Sones
  • Music: Jürgen Knieper