Synopsis: Double Feature: 40th Anniversary! PAPER MOON, 1973, Paramount, 102 min. Director Peter Bogdanovich’s Depression-era tale of confidence man Ryan O’Neal and his young daughter fleecing naive citizens from town to town in the American Midwest is rendered in glistening and appropriately gritty black, gray and white tones by cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs.

THE STERILE CUCKOO, 1969, Paramount, 107 min. Director Alan J. Pakula adapts John Nichols’ novel of awkward first love in the college world of upstate New York.

Discussion between films with screenwriter Alvin Sargent. Free to American Cinematheque Members.