Frankenheimer's riveting film unfolds as a disillusioned middle-aged business man 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.
Sunday, November 15, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco
John Frankenheimer, 1966, 107 min., 35mm
Image: John Frankenheimer, Seconds, 1966; shown from left on the set: Rock Hudson, cinematographer James Wong Howe; courtesy Photofest NYC