The Sterile Cuckoo will be released on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time on October 16, 2012 by Olive Films. Alan J. Pakula’s 1968 directorial debut stars Liza Minnelli (Cabaret) as Pookie Adams, a relentlessly kooky coed who falls in love with a reserved young college student, Jerry Payne (Wendell Burton). She actively pursues the shy boyish-man and helps him through the tough first months in school. They both benefit from the relationship; he gains self-confidence and she’s now able to come to grips with her unhappy home life, but sadly he gradually outgrows her.
This very realistic and heartbreaking love story received two Oscar® nominations, one for Minnelli (Best Actress) and one for Fred Karlin and Dory Previn for their song, “Come Saturday Morning”.
Comedy drama starring Liza Minnelli as Mary Ann, or “Pookie”, a kooky college student who forces herself on shy young undergraduate Jerry, played by Wendell Burton. As the young couple’s relationship progresses, Jerry must choose whether to immerse himself in vulnerable Pookie’s lonely world or explore his own path. A touching and charming adaptation of John Nichols' 1965 novel of the same name, Minnelli’s polished performance earned her an Oscar nomination for best actress.