Trouble In Mind

Director: Alan Rudolph
Screenwriters: Alan Rudolph

Institute History

  • 1986 Sundance Film Festival


Alan Rudolph’s Trouble In Mind, set in a time between Bobie and Bowie, follows ex-cop, ex-con, John Hawkins (Kris Kristofferson) into a sinister, humorous and darkly beautiful world inhabited by old friends, new enemies, long-time rivals and a forbidden love. “Hawk” is a man who is true to his own code of honor. His search for the woman of his dreams ends when he first sets eyes on Georgia (Lore Singer), an innocent and vulnerable young mother living with Coop (Keith Carradine), who has reached a dangerous crossroad in his life. Coop’s partner in crime is Solo (Joe Morton), an enigmatic jewel-thief and poet.

Their lives cross paths at the cafe run by Wanda (Genevieve Bujold), a mysterious woman and Hawk’s old flame. Casting a shadow over them all is gangland chieftain Hilly Blue (Divine, in his first Male role).
Trouble In Mind reunite directors Rudolph with several from his ensemble in Choose Me, Trouble In Mind is a story of love, greed, innocence and enough trouble to last a lifetime.

Screening Details

As you use our Online Archives, please understand that the information presented from Festivals, Labs, and other activities is taken directly from official publications from each year. While this information is limited and doesn't necessarily represent the full list of participants (e.g. actors and crew), it is the list given to us by the main film/play/project contact at the time, based on the space restrictions of our publications. Each entry in the Online Archives is meant as a historical record of a particular film, play, or project at the time of its involvement with Sundance Institute. For this reason, we can only amend an entry if a name is misspelled, or if the entry does not correctly reflect the original publication. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected]