Jane Fonda: Coming of Age
Our two-month season spotlight’s Fonda’s finest screen moments, from camp space adventures to tense thrillers and moving drama.
“Listen, to be 80-years-old and on a steady job — that’s something”
Jane Fonda has led a remarkable life. She has fully exercised not just her body but every facet of her complex personality across a 60-year career. Actor, activist, fitness guru and writer – to track Fonda’s life is to take an off-road trip through American history. In the era of Lyndon B Johnson she embodied the sexy, insouciance of the 60s. As Nixon turned a darker corner, Fonda controversially dedicated her on and off-screen time to anti-war and civil rights protests. The Washington Post dubbed her ‘a beautiful bundle of contradictions.’ And now, in the age of Trump, she’s back with a vengeance delivering blistering speeches on behalf of Black Lives Matter and selling age-appropriate sex toys to elder women in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie. See how it all began in part one of our two-month season.
Coming in part two in December: Tout va bien, On Golden Pond, Youth and more...
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