One woman’s journey of self-discovery brings about a warmly human cultural conversation about female liberation, in this wonderfully frank, funny chronicle of changing 1970s sexual politics by Paul Mazursky. When her husband of sixteen years abruptly leaves her for a younger woman, Manhattan gallery worker Erica (a fantastic, Oscar-nominated Jill Clayburgh in her defining role) finds herself alone and adrift—but also newly empowered to explore her needs and desires as she tests the waters of a new relationship with a charismatic artist (Alan Bates). Candidly addressing issues of sex, intimacy, loneliness, and divorce from an unabashedly feminist perspective, An Unmarried Woman makes the simple but radical assertion that a woman’s most important relationship is the one she has with herself.
DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
• New 4K digital restoration
• Audio commentary from 2005 featuring director Paul Mazursky and actor Jill Clayburgh
• New interviews with actors Michael Murphy and Lisa Lucas
• New interview with author Sam Wasson on Mazursky’s work
• Audio recording of Mazursky speaking at the American Film Institute in 1980
• PLUS: An essay by critic Angelica Jade Bastién