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A woman misses her train and buys lunch in a café. When she returns to her table, a man is eating her salad. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Adam Davidson 
Writing credits
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Produced by
Garth Stein .... co-producer
Original Music by
Thomas Cabaniss 
Cinematography by
Anghel Decca 
Art Direction by
Claudia Mohr 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Sledge .... second assistant director
Art Department
Mark Anderson .... art department
Justin Berlin .... art department
Susan Langfur .... art department
Yvonne Streisinger .... art department
Sound Department
Stuart Emanuel .... sound editor
Mark Paperno .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Barr .... second assistant camera
Jess V. Carpenter .... first assistant camera (as Jess Carpenter)
James Frommel .... gaffer
Peter Kenney .... dolly grip
Brian Lindström .... grip
Greg Mottola .... grip
Benjamin Wolf .... key grip
Other crew
Sue Arbuthnot .... production department
Chris Chang .... production department
Ethan Cohen-Sitt .... production department
Paola di Paola .... production department
Giuseppina DiRaimondo .... script supervisor
Peter Moore .... production department


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USA:12 min
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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Where Can I find "The Lunch Date", 11 July 2005
Author: Mike_Luna ( from Studio City, Calif.

This is an amazing must see short film by what I consider a brilliant screenwriter/director. I first viewed "The Lunch Date" while taking a cross cultural counseling class during my graduate program, and was simply amazed at the message that was conveyed in a matter of ten minutes. This is of course coming from a person who does not typically take the time to appreciate the true aesthetics of film making.

I love the way the story is told with minimal dialog between characters because it challenges first time viewers to decipher the plot and understand what message is being shared. The location setting, an underground subway station/shopping plaza provided me with a sense of nostalgia as I was raised in a city that had similar surroundings. The choppiness of the scenes and usage of black and white film also allowed me to appreciate the art of good film making. I had never really stopped to pinpoint what it takes to tell a story while being conscious of production techniques that assist the viewer to comprehend a message more effectively.

I would love to find this DVD Short for sale some where. If anyone is aware of where to find it, please direct me to a URL address. I work in the field of College Student Affairs, and would love to use this piece in one of my diversity training workshops.

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