He Said, She Said
SLIFF honors screenwriter Brian Hohlfeld with a Cinema St. Louis Award and screens his delightful 1991 feature “He Said, She Said,” which pleasingly evokes the classic screwball comedies of the ’30s and ’40s. The film’s clever hook is its two-part structure: The story of the romance between newspaper columnists/TV commentators Dan Hanson (Kevin Bacon) and Lorie Bryer (Elizabeth Perkins) is told first from his point of view and then from hers. Ken Kwapis — a native of Belleville, Ill., a high-school classmate of Hohlfeld’s, and a previous Cinema St. Louis Award honoree — directs the “He Said” section, and his real-life wife, Marisa Silver, helms “She Said,” with the two sharing responsibility for the conclusory segment. The film’s perspective shift offers revealing insight into the contrasting male and female attitudes toward love generally and Lorie and Dan’s relationship specifically.