Peege (1972)

15 Mar
Director  Randal Kleiser
Producer  Leonard S. Berman & David Knapp
Contributors  Kleiser-Knapp Productions
Length  28 minutes
B&W/Color  color
UO Library Catalog description: A dramatization which shows how a young man who comes home for the Christmas holidays is able to break through communication barriers and reach his grandmother who has become isolated by age and failing mental and physical capacities.
Call # Mc217
Genre feature
Rare No
Online No (a two minute clip is online)
Copyright status Protected
Physical condition Fair
Oregon-related No


Peege is short film written and directed by Randal Kleiser. Kleiser graduated from the University of Souther California in 1968, and Peege became his Master’s thesis film, winning awards such as a Chris Award at the Columbus Film Festival, the top honor at the National Council on Family Relations Film Competition, a Maxi Award, and a TEAM Film Award for Best Film in Family Counseling.

Kleiser went on to direct Grease (1978) and The Blue Lagoon (1980) starring Brooke Shields.

In 2007, Peege was added to the National Film Registry by the LIbrarian of Congress.

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