Sunday, November 15, 2009, 6:00 p.m.

The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco

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.

Additional Info

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