Rachel, Rachel Poster

Release Date: 1968

DVD Release Date: February 17th, 2009

R|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
Written off as a spinster, 35-year-old schoolteacher Rachel Cameron (Joanne Woodward) lives with her widowed mother above a funeral parlor in rural Connecticut. Repressed by the community and given to despondency, Rachel spends her time daydreaming, buoyed by her lesbian best friend, Calla (Estelle Parsons). A religious experience begins a subtle awakening in Rachel, and when a childhood friend returns to town for his father's funeral, she experiences real, driving passion.

Cast: Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington, Estelle Parsons, Donald Moffat, Terry Kiser, Frank Corsaro, Bernard Barrow

Director: Paul Newman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Kayos Productions

Keywords: Small town, Transformation, 1960s, Moving, Escape


Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Actress
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1968)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama