Choose Me


Coral Gables Art Cinema Mon, Oct 23, 2023 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1984
Director:Alan Rudolph


Choose Me Film Screening & A Cinematic Life: In Conversation
with producer Carolyn Pfeiffer

One of the most prolific female producers of all time, Carolyn Pfeiffer began her career as an on-set assistant to the stars of the 1960s European art cinema. After founding her own public relations company in London, she returned stateside and co-founded Alive Films with Shep Gordon, producing titles including Alan Rudolph’s TROUBLE IN MIND and THE MODERNS. Pfeiffer’s new memoir, Chasing the Panther, details her rise through the ranks of Hollywood and her reflections on an industry she’s helped to lead for decades.

About the Film:

Auteur director Alan Rudolph (Afterglow) writes and directs this tale of romantic entanglements set in hedonistic mid-1980s Los Angeles. 

An all-star ensemble cast including Oscar nominees Lesley Ann Warren (Victor Victoria) and Genevieve Bujold (Anne of the Thousand Days) dances in and out of love with strangers while searching for the true meaning of life.

Anne Love (Bujold) is a successful on-air relationship counselor. Her popular show "The Love Line" has everyone in L.A. listening...especially her new roommate, Eve (Warren), who calls in for advice and has no idea she's talking to Anne! But when a strange drifter (Keith Carradine, Wild Bill) enters their lives, things take a sudden, confusing and tumultuous turn in the heart department, forcing everyone to take a closer look at what they really want out of relationships, and more importantly. just who they really are.

“Sly, sexy and fairly funny ensemble piece.” —Scott Weinberge,

More about Carolyn Pfeiffer:
Carolyn Pfeiffer is an American film producer. She was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Madison, North Carolina. After attending Guilford College, she moved to Europe and began a career in motion pictures.

Carolyn moved to London and started her own public relations company. Her numerous clients included Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, François Truffaut, Robert Altman, The Beatles' company Apple Corps Ltd., and Paul McCartney and Wings.

At thirty-five, she returned to the United States and became a founding partner and president and CEO of Alive Films, an independent production and distribution company that released many groundbreaking films, among them Kiss of the Spider Woman (which garnered William Hurt an Academy Award), Jonathan Demme's< em>Stop Making Sense, Philip Glass's Koyaanisqatsi, and Alan Rudolph's Choose Me. At the time, she was the only woman in Hollywood who could greenlight a movie--a "mini-mogul" in the words of the Wall Street Journal. 

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