In 1933 Aaron gets the letter for his father marked as from "Works Progress Administration".
Works Progress Administration was only established in 1935. See more »
Perhaps you could spare one or two bites for young Aaron.
Oh, no. Really, I couldn't.
When Aaron here works for his meal the way I did, he can have some.
That wouldn't be feasible.
With you, who knows?
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This film was re-recorded in a Swelltone theater See more »
Over the years this little gem of a film has become a personal favourite. I revisit it continuously, I enjoy showing it to someone who never heard of it and it never fails. The emotions are renewed and reinvigorated with each viewing. Jesse Bradford is simply phenomenal and so is Adrian Brody, yes him, "the kissing pianist" in a remarkable early performance. The face of Karen Allen, as the teacher, listening to Jesse Bradford read his tall tale, profoundly aware that she has someone truly special in her class, is so beautiful that goes in an out of my memory bank more often than the names of some of my closest relatives. Spalding Gray and Elizabeth McGovern's characters deserve a full movie of their own. Lisa Eichhorn's tender fear of having to leave her children behind is just another of the ravishing notes of this stunning film. If you haven't seen it. Give yourself the pleasure. You are going to love every little bit of it.
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