Opening Night

Introduction by Nina Collins on February 6

Kathleen Collins’s first film is an adaptation of a series of short stories by Henry H. Roth about three young Puerto Rican men whose lives are watched over by their father’s ghost. New York’s Rockland County serves as the setting for the magic that the urban-born trio encounters when they meet Miss Malloy, an elderly widow who owns a house in need of some tender loving care. Never released theatrically, airing only once on PBS, and then disappearing from view, the film has been rescued and remastered by the filmmaker’s daughter, Nina. Screening with a 30-minute video interview with Kathleen Collins. A Milestone Film Release.