Spring Night, Summer Night

  • Introduction

    Conheim is a Bay Area curator and film preservationist who has worked to bring Spring Night, Summer Night back to the screen for eleven years. 

Maybe the missing link between Shadows and The Last Picture Show.

Rob Nelson, Village Voice

Larue Hall, Ted Heimerdinger, Marjorie Johnson, John Crawford,

“Shot on location in rural southeastern Ohio . . . Spring Night brings poetry to its death-trap portrait of small-town America. . . . Carl and Jessie, the eldest children in an extended brood, see the grinding trajectory of their lives laid out: from carefree youth to embittered adulthood to forgotten old age. . . . Hungering for escape, they rebel against the ties that bind them to this place and to each other through an illicit act of love” (Paul Malcolm). This lost-and-found classic of American independent cinema is presented in the director’s original cut.

  • Doug Rapp
  • Franklin Miller
  • Joseph L. Anderson
  • David Prince
  • Brian Blauser
  • Art Stifel
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 82 mins
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive
Additional Info
  • Preservation funded by the Packard Humanities Institute