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Save The Tiger (John G. Avildsen, USA, 1973)

...the enjoyment to be had at this movie comes from the way the performers and John G. Avildsen, the director, string together a series of scenes that are human, quirky, bittersweet. So we do leave the movie thinking that Harry Stoner isn’t such a great guy. We have met him, and because of Lemmon’s performance, we won’t forget him.
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Screened in tribute to John G. Avildsen (1935-2017)

Jack Lemmon won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Harry Stoner: a disillusioned man in the grip of a midlife crisis while faced with bankruptcy and grappling with a moral dilemma. Downbeat and gritty as all the best Hollywood movies were in the 70s, with great acting support from Jack Gilford.