The Big Chill


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Sep 14, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Sep 14, 2023 6:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:1983
Run Time:105 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lawrence Kasdan
Cast:Glenn Close
Tom Berenger
Jeff Goldblum
William Hurt
Kevin Kline
Mary Kay Place
Meg Tilly
Jobeth Williams


“The Big Chill” is the second film in a month-long tribute to Glenn Close with a special “Close Encounters” series in September featuring a different Glenn Close film each week.

“The Big Chill” features an all-star ensemble cast including Glenn Close, Tom Berenger, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly and Jobeth Williams. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and a Best Supporting Actress nod for Glenn Close, along with Best Screenplay.

How much love, sex, fun and friendship can a person take?

“The Big Chill” is the story of eight old friends searching for something they lost and finding that all they needed was each other.

A once close-knit gang of friends — including an actor (JoBeth Williams), a doctor (Glenn Close) and her husband (Kevin Kline), a Vietnam veteran (William Hurt), and a journalist (Tom Berenger) — meets for a weekend after the funeral of their much-envied friend Alex, who committed suicide.

The friends spend the weekend confronting the personal truths, sacrifices and betrayals that have left them disenchanted. Each must contend with unresolved issues they have with Alex, and with one another.