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Waiting for the Moon 

Sundance prizewinner. Fictionalized portrait of one of history's great literary couples: Stein & Toklas. Summer 1930s France, Alice tends to ailing Gertrude; they visit Fernande Olivier, ... See full summary »

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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Henry Hopper
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Adolfo Vargas ...
Pablo Picasso (voice)
Pierre-Alain Chapuis ...
Priest
Daniel Langlet ...
Monsieur Thiele
Michèle Gleizer ...
Madame Thiele (as Michèle Gleiser)
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Stage Manager
Pascal Cambon ...
Sound Effects Man
Liliane Rovère ...
Bordello Madame (as Liliane Rovere)
Brigitte Bellac ...
Prostitute
Jean Achache ...
Doctor
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Sundance prizewinner. Fictionalized portrait of one of history's great literary couples: Stein & Toklas. Summer 1930s France, Alice tends to ailing Gertrude; they visit Fernande Olivier, Guillaume Apollinaire, others; and Hemingway pops in. Written by trivwhiz

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15 June 1987 (USA)  »

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$751,555 (USA)
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K.C. Schulberg who portrays the "Stage Manager," is the brother of the films' producer, Sandra Schulberg. See more »

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This is a fictional film inspired by the lives of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. The events depicted are not intended to be and should not be accepted as factual. See more »

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One of the greatest "small" films I've ever watched and re-watched
28 July 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

What a gem this is. Out of the blue, a perfect partnership between Linda Hunt as Alice B. Toklas, and the far too underrated Linda Basset as Gertrude Stein. Watching this film is like a dream, and you completely suspend disbelief about some (deliberate) anachronisms. I have watched this so many times and cannot be bored. As well as being visually beautiful and intellectually witty, the two woman spar and jostle, sometimes angrily, for room in their relationship. But their love, devotion, and admiration for each other never wavers. Quite amazing. I am so glad that the DVD release offers a thorough commentary by Jill Godmilow the director --- we discover that Jacques Boudet's charming-cute diction as Appollinaire stems from the fact that he understands no English and learned his scripted lines phonetically!). The only negative: the soundtrack for some outdoor scenes is unclear. 10 out of 10. I will watch this lovely contemplation of Alice and Gretrude all my life.


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