Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

CARRIED AWAY

Year: 1995
Country: United States
Run Time: 108 minutes

CARRIED AWAY

At first he can scarcely be recognized behind hornrimmed glasses, a pipe, a cane and a receded, middle-aged hairline. But Dennis Hopper remains one of American cinema's bravest and most intense screen actors, here is an extraordinarily risk-taking performance as Joseph Svenden, 20 years a rural schoolteacher. Living with a crippled leg, a dying mother, an usatisfying affair, and the knowledge that he's soon going to be laid off, Joseph allows himself to be seduced by a 17-year-old girl, new to his school. "It's the first initiative I've taken in years," he asserts, but is this self-described old man the girl's lover, exploiter, or victim of smoldering discontent and misplaced obsession? Surrounded by a seasoned cast of performers whose reactions are often not what you'd expect, Dennis Hopper makes CARRIED AWAY a foreboding elegy about what is possible and what is forbidden.

Screenplay
Ed Jones

Director
Bruno Baretto

Producer
Lisa Hansen, Paul Hertzberg

Cinematography
Declan Quinn

Editing
Bruce Cannon

Principal Cast
Dennis Hopper, Amy Irving, Amy Locane, Julie Harris.

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