Director: Sandra Goldbacher / Terence Davies / Hal Hartley
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ME WITHOUT YOU
ME WITHOUT YOU, directed by Sandra Goldbacher (THE GOVERNESS), follows two girls who promise to be best friends forever. Marina (Anna Friel) is troubled, extroverted, and the product of a broken home, while Holly (Michelle Williams) is a quiet girl who escapes from her overprotective family into a world of books, music, and imagination. As the girls grow up together, their paths diverge but they cling to each other as the one constant in each other's life. Holly also secretly has a strong attraction to Marina's older brother, Nat (Oliver Milburn). Eventually Holly comes to feel trapped by Marina's possessive, controlling friendship, and she realizes that being with Nat is the only way to truly be herself.
Filmed with close attention to period detail, Goldbacher anchors each phase of Holly and Marina's friendship with clothes, production design, and especially music, meant to evoke life in Britain from the 1970s and '80s. From Punk and New Wave to the more materialistic Thatcherite era, Friel and Williams portray two girls desperately trying to keep up with the pace of their lives and the world around them. Ultimately, they have to discover how to be both the girls they were together and the women they have become individually.
THE HOUSE OF MIRTH
When a woman has the beauty men admire and women envy...it is wise to tread carefully.
Features: DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
The glittering yet treacherous world of New York high society comes to brilliant life in the heartbreaking story of Lily Bart (Gillian Anderson, TV's The X Files), a renowned beauty of exquisite charm who seeks a wealthy husband, but in a series of tragic events, winds up disgraced and discarded. Adapted from Edith Wharton's novel and directed by Terence Davies (Distant Voice, Still Lives) The House Of Mirth is an intelligent dramatic sensation, which features an outstanding supporting all star cast featuring Laura Linney (You Can Count On Me), Eric Stoltz (Pulp Fiction), Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters) and Anthony LaPaglia (Sweet And Lowdown).
"One of the best films of the year! A crowning achievement!" Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Terence Davies (DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES) triumphs with his sumptuous, painterly adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel, which is set amid the vicious moneyed classes of 1905 New York and features a heartrending, perfectly nuanced performance by Gillian Anderson as doomed heroine Lily Bart. Lily, though strikingly beautiful and socially prominent, remains unmarried at the late age of 29. She jokes that marriage is a woman's vocation, but she is conflicted between her desire to marry a wealthy man and her love for handsome, elegant Lawrence Selden (Eric Stoltz), who, unforgivably, must work for a living. Lily's options begin to narrow, however, when her backstabbing friend, Bertha Dorset (Laura Linney), informs potential suitors of her gambling debts. In a world where the slightest hint of impropriety equals social death, Lily's self-professed genius in doing the wrong thing at the right time leads to trouble. A potential solution to Lily's downward social spiral arrives when a useful secret falls into her lap. In order to save herself, Lily must struggle with her navet, pride, and ineptitude at playing the elite's deadly, coded game. Davies's beautifully composed, richly textured images and Anderson's skillful evocation of quiet desperation make for a visually stunning, emotionally resonant tale.
What do you do if your father, a former all-star shortstop and mad bomber anarchist, breaks out of jail? Go after him, of course! Two brothers trek through the deep, dark wilds of Long Island, only to discover that sometimes even the oddest things really are just what they seem. Directed by independent film favorite Hal Hartley (The UnbelievableTruth, Amateur, Trust) Starring Robert John Burke (Tombstone, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind), Bill Sage (American Psycho, Boiler Room), Karen Sillas (The Sopranos, CSI Miami), Elina Lowensohn (Schindler's List, Nadja), and Martin Donovan (Insomnia, The Opposite of Sex
"Simple Men is Hartley's best film yet." Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Director Hal Hartley's third feature film follows two brothers on as they travel across Long Island, New York. Bill McCabe (Robert Burke), a tough-talking ladies' man, has just pulled a robbery and has been double-crossed by his lover. Shortly thereafter, his younger brother, Dennis (Bill Sage), a bookish scholar, convinces him to help search for their father, a radical (and former baseball hero) who's escaped government custody. Along the way, the two encounter both "trouble and desire," when they meet numerous eccentric characters including Elina, an epileptic Romanian girl, and Kate, a woman with a psychotic ex-husband.
More of a road movie than Hartley's previous films, SIMPLE MEN takes the director's uniquely stilted style and puts it (literally) in motion, as the McCabe brothers set out to find their fugitive father. Burke and Sage are excellent in their leading roles, enhancing Hartley's trademark clipped dialogue with exceptional performances.
After being spurned and double-crossed by his lover, a small-time thief reluctantly agrees to join his younger brother, an intellectual college undergrad, on a search for their missing, legendary father. On the way they run into two of the most unusual and fascinating women they have ever met, and both men are soon distracted from their mission by the intriguing prospects of romance.
|Audio Format:||DD 5.1 Surround / DD 5.1 Surround, DD 2.0 Stereo / DD 2.0 Stereo|
|Video Format:||Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)|
|Country Made:||United States|
|Running Time:||99 / 134 / 105|
|Special Features:||* Me Without You
* The House of Mirth
- Commentary By Director
- Deleted Scenes with Commentary
- Theatrical Trailer
* Simple Men
- Behind The Scenes
- Theatrical Trailer
- Scenes You Love
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