Handsome Harry


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Handsome Harry

  • 2009
  • Directed By: Bette Gordon
  • Rated R
  • Drama
  • 94 Minutes
  1. Monday, March 5, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Handsome Harry

“Handsome” Harry Sweeney (Jamey Sheridan) is the 52 year old Vietnam veteran with rugged good looks. Everyone likes Harry, an electrician by trade who loves to sing—but for some reason he never lets anyone get too close. Harry gets a call from former Navy buddy, Tom Kelly (Steve Buscemi), whom he hasn’t seen in thirty years. On his deathbed and terrified of going to Hell, Kelly convinces Harry to seek forgiveness on his behalf from a comrade they betrayed long ago, David Kagan (Campbell Scott). “Handsome Harry” is a psychological mystery about lost love, forgiveness, and the stifling effect the “code of silence” has over men and their relationships. 

The screening is co-sponsored by the Department of Communication and Culture, with special thanks to Professor Joan Hawkins.

Director Bette Gordon is scheduled to be present.

(HD Cam presentation)

More information on Bette Gordon's Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture can be found here.