After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to “The Farm”, a bizarre insane asylum run by Doctor D. After being cured, Jacob takes a job as an English lecturer and begins a disastrous affair with Rennie, the wife of a colleague.
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A neglected masterpiece of American independent cinema. Based on the John Barth novel, Co-produced and co-adapted by Terry Southern, and directed by Aram Avakian (until then best known as Arthur Penn's editor on The Miracle Worker and Mickey One), End of the Road is a stunning deconstruction of late sixties intelligentsia reeling from the socio-political overload of 1968. Lensed by the late Gordon Willis.