Frankenheimer's riveting film unfolds as a disillusioned middle-aged businessman is given the opportunity to be reborn as someone else through a mysterious organization known only as The Company. After faking his own death, he undergoes extreme plastic surgery and psychoanalysis and returns completely transformed as Tony Wilson, a handsome young painter played by Rock Hudson. As he lives out his seemingly idyllic new life, he begins to face the consequences of his decision.
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Thursday, July 19, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
John Frankenheimer, 1966, 107 min., 35mm
Image: John Frankenheimer, Seconds (still), 1966; courtesy Paramount Pictures/Photofest; © Paramount Pictures
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