This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner ... See full summary »
Jackie works as a secretary for a law firm. She is secretly attracted to her colleague Michael, a charismatic but eccentric paralegal. Harbouring romantic feelings, she invites the lonely ... See full summary »
William Douglas Street is bored with his life. Working for his father is getting to him, his wife wants more money, and he's had enough. His solution is to re-invent himself. He becomes a ... See full summary »
Wendell B. Harris Jr.
Wendell B. Harris Jr.,
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A group of people inside an underground complex which possesses high tech computers which tracks world events consider all options as nuclear war is at hand,air supplies may last only eight days and Biblical prophesy unfolds.
This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner one night. As this 'first date' plays out, the audience is guided through a mental minefield of disappointment, desolation, and desperation. Their conversation, with its awkward 'small talk', slowly reveals their unhappy lives.... Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Essentially a one act play about the pathos in the meeting of two lonely, damaged people who can't communicate their feelings and intentions, this character study reminds you of the most disturbed Woody Allen personas, and Brando's character in "Last Tango in Paris"- narcissistic, haunted by the past and continually oscillating between isolation and the desire that someone will rescue them from deep seated shame. Unpretentious, tense and compelling, "W.H.W" never lapses into sentimentality, and seems more focused than comparable more recent films such as "Heavy". It succeeds because of its sensitive treatment of a difficult subject.
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