Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Thursday, 8.35pm, Fox Classics The book by John Berendt, published in 1994, is a terrific read. The film — made three years later, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jude Law and Jack Thompson — is not as good, but worth watching for the boys’ performances. Based on real events that took place there in 1980, it tells the story of a New York reporter, John Kelso (Cusack), who arrives in town to cover an exclusive party. Instead he gets embroiled in the murder trial of the host, Jim Williams (Spacey).