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(Joseph L Anderson, 1967)
Release date: 25 May 2020
Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere)

With its non-professional cast, this sensitive drama, which explores the intimate relationship between a coal-miner’s daughter and her half-brother, is American independent cinema’s closest relation to Italian Neorealism. Presented by Nicolas Winding Refn in a beautiful new restoration by Peter Conheim and Ross Lipman, Joseph L Anderson’s film played international festivals in 2019 to great acclaim.


  • New 4K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • ‘Spring Night Summer Night’: 50 Years Later (2020, 25 mins): retrospective documentary by Glenn Litton featuring interviews with writer-director Joseph L Anderson, writer-producer Franklin Miller, actors John Crawford, Ted Heimerdinger and Larue Hall, and sound mixer Tom Peterson
  • I’m Goin’ to Straitsville (2020, 14 mins): documentary revisiting the Columbus, Ohio locations with Franklin and Judy Miller, and archivist and restoration supervisor Peter Conheim
  • In the Middle of the Nights: From Arthouse to Grindhouse and Back Again (2020, 13 mins): video essay by restoration supervisor Ross Lipman comparing Spring Night Summer Night to its ‘sexploitation’ recut, Miss Jessica Is Pregnant
  • Cleveland Cinematheque Q&A (2016, 48 mins): cast and crew panel discussion
  • 16mm Behind-the-Scenes Footage (1967, silent): rare and previously unseen material from the film’s production, with optional commentary by Franklin Miller and Peter Conheim
  • Three short films by Anderson, comprising the ‘Bluegrass Trilogy’: Football as It Is Played Today (1961), How Swived (1962), and Cheers (1963)
  • Image gallery: behind-the-scenes photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Ian Mantgani, Glenn Litton’s memories of director Joseph L Anderson, Peter Conheim on the film’s restoration, a look at the career of distributor Joseph L Brenner, Conheim on the ‘Bluegrass Trilogy’, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

BBFC cert: 15
EAN: 5060697920178