Paul Mazursky

An Unmarried Woman

An Unmarried Woman

One woman’s journey of self-discovery brings about a warmly human cultural conversation about female liberation, in this wonderfully frank, funny chronicle of changing 1970s sexual politics by Paul Mazursky. When her husband of sixteen years abruptly leaves her for a younger woman, Manhattan gallery worker Erica (a fantastic, Oscar-nominated Jill Clayburgh in her defining role) finds herself alone and adrift—but also newly empowered to explore her needs and desires as she tests the waters of a new relationship with a charismatic artist (Alan Bates). Candidly addressing issues of sex, intimacy, loneliness, and divorce from an unabashedly feminist perspective, An Unmarried Woman makes the simple but radical assertion that a woman’s most important relationship is the one she has with herself.

Film Info

  • Paul Mazursky
  • United States
  • 1978
  • 130 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #1032

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring director Paul Mazursky and actor Jill Clayburgh
  • New interviews with actors Michael Murphy and Lisa Lucas
  • New interview with author Sam Wasson on Mazursky’s work
  • Audio recording of Mazursky speaking at the American Film Institute in 1980
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Angelica Jade Bastién

Cover design by F. Ron Miller

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring director Paul Mazursky and actor Jill Clayburgh
  • New interviews with actors Michael Murphy and Lisa Lucas
  • New interview with author Sam Wasson on Mazursky’s work
  • Audio recording of Mazursky speaking at the American Film Institute in 1980
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Angelica Jade Bastién

Cover design by F. Ron Miller

An Unmarried Woman
Cast
Jill Clayburgh
Erica
Alan Bates
Saul
Michael Murphy
Martin
Cliff Gorman
Charlie
Lisa Lucas
Patti
Pat Quinn
Sue
Kelly Bishop
Elaine
Linda Miller
Jeannette
Penelope Russianoff
Tanya
Credits
Director
Paul Mazursky
Written by
Paul Mazursky
Produced by
Paul Mazursky
Produced by
Tony Ray
Director of photography
Arthur Ornitz
Music by
Bill Conti
Production design by
Pato Guzman
Edited by
Stuart H. Pappé
Costumes by
Albert Wolsky
With special thanks to
Paul Jenkins

From The Current

An Unmarried Woman: The Business of Being a Woman
An Unmarried Woman: The Business of Being a Woman

Paul Mazursky’s candid tale of self-discovery reflects feminist politics of the 1970s while also hearkening back to the glories of classic Hollywood women’s pictures.

By Angelica Jade Bastién