An urban family leaves city life behind for the confines of rural New England. Little do they know that their new home once belonged to the Keyes family, a clan who experienced the tragic loss of their daughter some 250 years ago.
A castaway, surrounded by water, suffers the most miserable thirst. The same ironic ache haunts lonely souls in the congested city of New York. But on this night, at a hotel, several strangers reach out and connect.
Aloura Melissa Charles
Frances had been a radio DJ in Florida; she's now living in San Francisco and dying of cancer, with one son living nearby whose work as a photographer is beginning to take off and another, mostly estranged, living in London. She makes a trip to rural Pennsylvania to visit an old lover (and his wife). Meanwhile, Rebecca is searching for her birth mother, who is, of course, Frances. Their lives intersect in other unexpected ways as her search and her work, inspecting the books of radio stations being acquired, progress. Written by
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Saw Sleepy Time Gal last night at the Cleveland Film Festival.
In short, I found the film very powerful and surprisingly well done. Jacqueline Bisset is just wonderful.
Although a bit predictable in places, the plot has a few twists...definitely not a big studio release.
I cannot understand why this film isn't in wider distribution.
Although the movie has nothing in common with the Oscar-nominated "You Can Count On Me" other than the fact that both movies are small, intimate portraits of families, I have to say that Sleepy Time Gal is a much more nuanced, ambitious film with a lot more depth than YCCOM.
I'm very sorry more filmgoers won't get a chance to see Sleepy Time Gal.
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