About the film
sibling relationship small town ohio melancholy family relationships incest 1960s unplanned pregnancy
Spring Night, Summer Night
Release Date: May 28, 1967
|Director||:||Joseph L. Anderson|
|Producers||:||Joseph L. Anderson, Franklin Miller, Gary Bernstein, R. Mike Tomlinson, Tom Koba|
|Writers||:||Joseph L. Anderson, Franklin Miller, Doug Rapp|
Carl and Jessie are half siblings who feel trapped by the existential and economic pressures of living in the small mining town of Canaan, Ohio. Their shared rebellion soon takes on the form of an illicit love affair depicted in interwoven sequences of lusty poeticism and ethnographic vérité. When Jessie becomes pregnant, the tension between the couple’s youthful vitality and the dire realities of rural society leads to consequences both despairing and hopeful.