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Sunshine

Before TV movies were dissed with the phrase ‘disease of the month,’ this 1973 film surprised and moved audiences with the realistic story of a young mother facing a fatal illness. It’s directed by the great Joseph Sargent and graced with the music of John Denver, but its impact rests upon the remarkable, affecting performance of actress Cristina Raines, then just twenty years old.

Sunshine

Blu-ray

Redwind Productions

1973 / Color / 1:33 flat / 124 min. / Street Date 2018 / Signature Release / 33.95

Starring: Cristina Raines, Cliff De Young, Meg Foster, Brenda Vaccaro, Bill Mumy, Alan Fudge, Corey Fischer, James Hong, Bill Stout, Noble Willingham.

Cinematography: Bill Butler

Film Editor: Buddy Small, Richard M. Sprague

Original Music: Hal Mooney

Songs by John Denver

Written by Carol Sobieski suggested by the journal of Jacquelyn Helton

Produced by George Ekstein

Directed by Joseph Sargent

“What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died?” That’s the first line

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