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Tell Me a Riddle

94 min | English | Lee Grant

New 4K Restoration


Academy Award© winning

 actor/director Lee Grant's directorial debut feature was the first major American feature to be written, produced, and directed entirely by women. An adaptation of Tillie Olsen's award winning novella by Mulholland Drive producer Joyce Eliason. 

Starring Oscar© winners Lila Kedrova and Melvyn Douglas alongside Brooke Adams, this official selection of the 1981 Cannes Directors Fortnight, follows the lives of senior couple Eva and David, their shared past as revolutionaries, and their cross country journey together when illness strikes Eva, and her husband decides to keep it a secret.

American Cinematheque LA - 5/11 & 5/22 The Stronger/TELL ME A RIDDLE​


Jacob Burns Film Center - 5/19 The Stronger/TELL ME A RIDDLE​


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