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Director:
Writers:
Daniel Reitz (play)
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Release Date:
9 August 2001 (Israel) See more »
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Tagline:
Hear any good stories lately? See more »
Plot:
Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
Decade in Review: 2000 Top Ten
 (From FilmExperience. 5 November 2009, 1:07 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
Powerful drama is a genuine cathartic experience See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dan Futterman ... Charlie

Sam Ball ... Dean (as Samuel Ball)

Lothaire Bluteau ... Bill

Alan Cumming ... Brett

Josh Hamilton ... Matt

Matt Keeslar ... Chris

James Simon ... Sam

Megan Dodds ... Deedee

Gabriel Olds ... Ron

Barbara Sukowa ... Clara - The Married Woman

Gerry Bamman ... Don
Scott Denny ... Ken

Pamela Shaw ... Judy - The Photo Lady
David Wheir ... Gary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christopher Bradley ... Efraim - The Window Couple
Cheryl Brubaker ... Pam (as Cheryl Brubacker)
Marylouise Burke ... Yvette - The Poodle Lady
David T. Catapano ... Frat Guy
Rich Clayton ... Cashier
Joe Danisi ... Vin - One Night Stands

Paul Dawson ... The Bloodied Man
Sanjiv Jhaveri ... Cassandra's Helper

Brian Keane ... Neil, The Window Couple

Bill Sage ... Chuck

Paige Turco ... Cassandra

Melinda Wade ... Nadine - One Night Stands
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Directed by
Jon Shear 
 
Writing credits
Daniel Reitz (play "Urban Folk Tales")

Daniel Reitz (screenplay) and
Jon Shear (screenplay)

Produced by
Mark Dziak .... co-executive producer
Michael Escott .... executive producer
Michael Filerman .... executive producer
Stephanie Golden .... producer
J. Todd Harris .... producer
Douglas Hunter .... co-producer
Jourdan Krauss .... associate producer
Jon Shear .... producer
Meta Valentic .... co-producer (as Meta A. Puttkammer)
Nela Wagman .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Anthony Thompson 
 
Cinematography by
Shane F. Kelly 
Peter Konczal 
 
Film Editing by
Randy Bricker  (as Randolph K. Bricker)
Ed Marx 
 
Casting by
Jordan Beswick 
 
Production Design by
Karyl Newman 
 
Costume Design by
David Matwijkow 
 
Makeup Department
Lorraine Godfrey .... makeup artist
Soo-Jin Yoon .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Philippe Denham .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Catalano .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Funaro .... property master
Gregory Jerome .... set dresser
Pierre Vial .... property master
Lee Wilson .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Peter Brown .... adr editor
Stephanie Flack .... supervising dialogue editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound designer
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound editor
Mason Gregory .... boom operator
Ken Ishii .... sound mixer
Ryan Juggler .... first assistant sound editor
Samuel Lehmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Peggy McAffee .... foley editor
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound editor (as Jon 'Shorty' Michaels)
Ryan Murphy .... sound recordist
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound mixer
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Donnie Saylor .... sound intern
Addison Teague .... foley editor
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Flavio Leocata .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bianchini .... Steadicam operator
Ronnie Dennis .... director of photography: second unit
Sergei Franklin .... Steadicam operator
Andres Karu .... second assistant camera: re-shoots
Chandler Kauffman .... gaffer: re-shoots
Steven Kometani .... electrician
Symon Mink .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Annabella Altman .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Geraud Brisson .... assistant editor
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Dean Beville .... music editor
David Falzone .... music supervisor
Michele Wernick .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Marc Castle .... assistant to director
Derek Decelles .... production coordinator
Laurie Esser .... script supervisor
Ross Guidici .... consultant
Robert Hawk .... creative consultant
Miles Miller .... production coordinator
Sarah Priestnall .... manager of operations: Cinesite Hollywood
Maria Ryan .... production assistant
Corey C. Witte .... assistant to producer
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violent and sexual content, including related dialogue, and for language and some drug use
Runtime:
103 min | Argentina:106 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Goofs:
Continuity: When Matt is describing his encounter with Clara, she eats the cherry the moment he gives her the drink, but in subsequent shots, the cherry is still floating on the surface of the drink.See more »
Quotes:
Charlie:Distract me, man. Take me out of my own head for two minutes.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Women in Love (1969)See more »

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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Powerful drama is a genuine cathartic experience, 27 January 2000
Author: Boyd Petrie (fargout@gmail.com) from Salt Lake City, Utah

"Urbania" is a film that deals with tough issues in a complex way. Directed by first-timer Jon Shear with amazing surehandedness, "Urbania" tells the story of recently-singled Charlie, who has seemingly become disillusioned from society. Shear's script, based on the play "Urban Folk Tales," is a sharp and occasionally hilarious look at a gay man's search for redemption and love. Obsessed with a man he's only seen on the street, Charlie wanders the streets, looking for love, and hoping to rekindle his past relationship. It's a simple story, dealing with some hard issues in a non-linear way.

Dan Futterman is heartbreaking in a very challenging role that requires him to gain our sympathy in spite of his problems. On top of it all, however, is Shear, who handles this material with affection and heart. His direction manages to be moody, atmospheric, suspenseful, and scary, all the while maintaining our sympathy for Charlie. Thankfully, just as the film gets too serious for its own good, Shear throws in numerous asides to urban folk tales and reenacts them. It's very funny, but in the end, it's as cathartic a film as you will see all year. Do yourself a favor and catch this emotionally-haunting film but remember: bring tissues. You'll need 'em.

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