Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Something of a departure for Martin Scorsese, this 1974 drama is a stylistically flashy account of a widow and mother (Ellen Burstyn) pursuing a new life, which includes singing in southwestern saloons and Kris Kristofferson. Not always successful, but packed with energy and a lively Oscar-winning performance by Burstyn. Scripted by Robert Getchell; with Billy Green Bush, Alfred Lutter, Diane Ladd, a very young Jodie Foster, and Harvey Keitel doing his tormented maniac number. PG, 113 min. (JR)

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