We Can't Go Home Again
|We Can't Go Home Again|
|Directed by||Nicholas Ray|
|Written by||Nicholas Ray
|Edited by||Richie Bock
|88 minutes (1976 version)|
We Can't Go Home Again is an experimental feature film directed by Nicholas Ray in collaboration with his film students at Binghamton University. Ray and the students play fictionalized versions of themselves.
The film was the major project of the last decade of Ray's life, and he and his collaborators continuously re-edited it. Rough versions of the film were screened at festivals as early as 1972 (including a Cannes premiere in 1973), and the most well-known cut was completed in 1976.
Ray was still making alterations to it at the time of his death in 1979.
In 1971, Nicholas Ray received an invitation to lecture at Binghamton University's Harpur College, which had at the time just established a film department. This led to Ray being offered a two-year teaching position at the department, which had been founded by Larry Gottheim and the experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs. Ray became close with his students, and together with them moved into a house off-campus where the group formed a filmmaking commune. There they began work on We Can't Go Home Again, sharing all filmmaking duties.
- "Festival de Cannes: We Can't Go Home Again". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
-  We Can't Go Home Again (Short Review), by Jonathan Rosenbaum
- Gallagher, Cullen. Not Coming to a Theater Near You: We Can't Go Home Again.
- We Can't Go Home Again at the Internet Movie Database
- We Can't Go Home Again at Rotten Tomatoes
- Tom Farrell, We Can't Go Home Again, "La furia umana" (www.lafuriaumana.it), n° 3, winter 2010
- Bigger Than Life: The Man Who Left His Will on Film, Jonathan Rosenbaum
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