- Saturday, September 17, 2011 3:00 p.m.
A psychedelic mind trip of a film, Seconds plays as a horrifying reminder that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Rock Hudson stars as a family man stuck in a mid-life crisis until he finds a way out—The Company offers him a chance at a new life. Following the faking of his death, facial reconstruction surgery, and extensive mental conditioning, Hudson’s character is reborn as arty playboy Tony Wilson. But once his new life begins, Wilson goes against The Company’s strict rules, leading to increasingly terrifying results. Directed by John Frankenheimer and shot by legendary cinematographer James Wong Howe, Seconds is the sort of paranoid science-fiction film that could only have come from the ’60s. (16mm)