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Sliff 2019 Interview: Harper Barnes – His Career Inspired the 1977 Film Between The Lines

Between The Lines (1977) will be screening at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 E Lockwood Ave) on Thursday, Nov 14 at 7:30pm as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Harper Barnes, former film critic of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&a. This is a Free event.

In Between The Lines at the offices of a Boston alternative newspaper, the staff members enjoy a positive and open-minded work environment. Music critic Max (Jeff Goldblum) uses his influence to score dates, while news reporter Harry (John Heard) is involved with the lovely Abbie (Lindsay Crouse), the publication’s lead photographer. However, it seems as though their relatively carefree days are numbered when the owner of a major publishing company buys the paper, leading to more money but even more changes. The film’s astonishingly deep cast also includes Bruno Kirby, Gwen Welles,

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