New In Theaters – “Guy And Madeline On A Park Bench” (Alternatives)
So, you say you’re not at all interested in seeing Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls, or Robert Downey Jr in Due Date, or Naomi Watts in Fair Game, or Paramount’s animated feature Megamind?
Well, if you live in New York, why not consider some indie fare – specifically Guy And Madeline On A Park Bench, a film we’ve covered a bit here on Shadow And Act.
The film finally sealed a distribution deal, after traveling the world, since its debut at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, screening here and there, each viewing usually accompanied by glowing reviews from audiences, reviewers and critics.
It was also nominated for a few awards, notably, in the Best Film Not Playing At A Theatre Near You category at last year’s Gotham Awards.
Partnering up with Stanley Tucci and an independent distribution outfit called Variance Films, the film opens today, November 5th, here in NYC, at Cinema Village in Greenwich Village. Play-dates in Los Angeles (beginning 12/10/10), and Seattle, WA (beginning 1/7/11), are coming, so consider this your alert if you live in those cities.
I never got around to seeing the film, when it played at Tribeca (and elsewhere in NYC) last year, even though I wanted to; but I’ll definitely see it – hopefully this weekend.
Guy And Madeline On A Park Bench was directed by 24-year-old Damien Chazelle. The film can be described as a black-and-white, 16mm verite-style relationship drama with the jazzy romance of an old-Hollywood musical. Yes, it’s a musical. It tracks a pair of young lovers in Boston after they separate, search for new romance, and try to find their way back to each other.
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