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Postcards
A long-distance love affair is prolonged through a series of postcards in Mark Rappaport's short film, one of the director's first experiments in video. The "deliciously ironic" (according to the Los Angeles Times) POSTCARDS tracks a romance played out entirely on assorted mailings written by a separated couple. American tourist…
Exterior Night
In EXTERIOR NIGHT, there is no past. There is no present. There is only the inevitable now. Using rear-screen process plates from classic Warner Bros. film noirs, a young man (in color) searches for his past through black-and-white scenes from classic Hollywood movies like "The Big Sleep," "Mildred Pierce," and…
Chain Letters
Made in Manhattan during the worst early depths of the AIDS epidemic, this LA RONDE-style series of twosomes and threesomes never directly mentions that crisis. But the intricately interconnecting relationships glimpsed in mosaic-like shards here exist in a similarly embattled milieu, an urban war zone: war between the sexes (or…
Mur 19
Mark Rappaport's first film commences with Gerald Mur "studying the cinema" in the form of a blow-up glamor shot of Garbo. Then "the cinema" studies Gerald (from numerous angles) followed by a standoff as filmmaker and subject circle one another, dueling with cameras to determine who's watcher and who's watched.…
I, Dalio - The Dual Identities of French-Jewish Actor Marcel Dalio
The great French actor, Marcel Dalio, had the lead role in Jean Renoir's "The Rules of the Game", and also appeared in Renoir's "Grand Illusion". In both films he played a character who was Jewish, as Dalio was in real life. In fact, in most of the French films he…
Debra Paget, For Example - The Short Career of Actress Debra Paget
Debra Paget was a contract player for 20th-Century Fox, whom they groomed and coached for stardom. But she never quite caught on. Maybe the movies weren't interesting enough. Or maybe she didn't stand out from the rest of the pack. Or the studio didn't take enough care in shaping her…
Seamonsters
Set in the seaside town of Worthing, England, the title of this film suggests something other than a cute, charming picture. Although Seamonsters would most strongly appeal to a younger audience, almost any person could identify with the thematic elements of this film: the testing of one's breaking point, the…
Road North
Timo, an esteemed concert pianist, gets the surprise of his life one day after arriving home after a performance only to find a homeless drunkard asleep outside his front door. The man, Leo (played by Finnish musician, actor and artist Vesa-Matti Loiri), makes the outrageous claim to be Timo's long-lost…
The Trap - Klopka
This critically acclaimed modern Serbian Film-Noir won 8 awards at festivals all over the world including Best Actor and Best Director at the Milano International Film Festival. Shortly after learning that his young son has only days to live, a mysterious stranger appears and offers to save the boy's life…
It's All So Quiet - Boven is het stil
Helmer, a single farmer in his fifties, lives with his aged, bedridden father in the Dutch countryside. His working days are marked by the visits of milk collector Johan, a man of his own age for whom Helmer holds a secret fascination. One day Helmer decides to renovate the house,…
Drunks
In perhaps the ultimate film about NOT drinking, a group of New York recovering alcoholics come together for a Times Square AA meeting. At turns tragic and hilarious, this critically-praised "cantata of the damned" stars Richard Lewis, Dianne Wiest, Faye Dunaway, Parker Posey and an otherwise stellar cast of NY…
Casual Relations
An ordinary day. Or is it? People go about their habitual behavior. Characters appear and then reappear in other scenes that may or may not belong together. In CASUAL RELATIONS, hints of melodrama shudder beneath the surface and no one is quite who they seem to be. Everyone is haunted…