Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square


Year: 1993
Country: United States
Run Time: 96 minutes


BODIES, REST & MOTION describes a group of young and mostly aimless twenty-somethings who find themselves in a small town in Arizona. Beth (Bridget Fonda) is living with Nick (Tim Roth). Both are in dead-end, nothing jobs, surviving, but without passion. Their neighbor, Carol, Nick's exgirlfriend (Phoebe Cates), remains close to both of them. Seemingly for no reason, Nick and Beth decide to move north to Idaho, but in the midst of final preparations, Nick takes off on his own, leaving Beth really alone for the first time in her life. Enter Sid (Eric Stoiz), a painter redoing the apartment before the new tenants move in. Unlike Nick, he's not restless, but passive and cut off. He's perfectly content to lead a small town life and eager to have Beth join him. What ensues are the dilemmas we all face with relationships and thus our futures. Like particles in the physical universe as defined by Newton, we bounce off other bodies, sometimes connecting and other times moving on. --Geoffrey Gilmore, Sundance Film Festival.

Roger Hedden

Allan Mindel, Denise Shaw, Erlc Stoltz

Bernd Heinl

Principal Cast
Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz

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