Release Date: TBA 2004 (limited)
World Premiere: January 17th, 2004 (Sundance Film Festival, in dramatic competition)
Awards: Excellence in Dramatic Cinematography (2004 Sundance Film Festival)
Running Time: 78 minutes
Distributor: Currently seeking distribution in the USA
Distributor Note: (12/25/03) Since they produced it, there is a very strong chance that IFC Films could end up distributing this movie in the U.S. as well, but they will no doubt listen to offers from other distributors at Sundance first. Pieces of April, for example, was a recent InDigEnt production that ended up being picked up by another company.
Production Company: InDigEnt (Kill the Poor, Pieces of April, Personal Velocity), IFC Films, Subliminal Pictures
Cast: Courteney Cox (Sophie Jacobs), James LeGros, Michael Ealy, Anne Archer, Nora Dunn, Matthew Carey, Brittany Ishibashi (Lim), Nick Offerman, Amir Talai (George), Robert Wu (Juhn)
Director: Greg Harrison (Groove)
Screenwriter: Benjamin Brand (feature debut)
Premise: When her boyfriend is shot as an innocent bystander during a convenience story robbery in midtown Los Angeles, photographer Sophie Jacobs (Cox) finds the line between fantasy and reality blurring as her life and sanity start to crumble apart.
Filming: Production started on May 19th, 2003 in Los Angeles, shooting on digital video on a budget in the low six digits (somewhere between $100,000 and $400,000), and wrapped up later that summer.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Festival Profile: Sundance
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*** (out of 4 stars)
1/28/04 - Filmed in digital video, this psychological thriller about photography is yet another entry in the current trend of mind-benders like Memento, Donnie Darko, Mulholland Drive, Primer and The Butterfly Effect. Courteney Cox plays a woman reacting to the recent death of her boyfriend, and like 21 Grams, we soon realize that we're being shown the story out of order. Or maybe like The Butterfly Effect, we're seeing alternate versions of the same story. Or maybe like Mulholland Drive, most of it never happened. Who knows until the big twist? Well, I do, but I'm obviously not going to spoil it for you. Anyway, the bottom line is that there are several great bits of imagery in this movie, but ultimately, it doesn't really transcend what is quickly becoming a genre unto itself. I had heard advance comparisons between this movie and Requiem for a Dream, but I don't really see that comparison. If I said which two movies it *did* remind me of, though, that would most definitely spoil the twist. Well, I guess you can click and scroll over the following black space to see what movies I'm talking about... 'Jacob's Ladder' and 'Mulholland Drive' ...there, you got spoiled!
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