Film

Seconds

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Thursday, July 19, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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.

Additional Info

John Frankenheimer, 1966, 107 min., 35mm

Image: John Frankenheimer, Seconds (still), 1966; courtesy Paramount Pictures/Photofest; © Paramount Pictures

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