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John Procaccino ...
Walter Majeski
Elizabeth Huddle ...
Marian Claiborne
Jane Jones ...
Vivian Vanderveeck
Kit Harris ...
Luann Utterback
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'Big Dick' Utterback
Jennifer Sue Johnson ...
Julie Claiborne
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Orion Orellana ...
Richard Utterback
Barbara Dirickson ...
Brenda (Walter's Sister)
Monica Appleby ...
Estrellita
Eric Ray Anderson ...
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Kathryn Mesney-Hetler ...
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Kelland Lindsey ...
Chipper
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Felipe
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Joyful Partaking is a darkly comic, ultimately triumphant look at a day in the life of a suburban American neighborhood. Among the residents is a TV weatherman whose failure to forecast a freak storm has led to personal tragedy. Interwoven with the funny, touching stories of his neighbors, this award-winning feature shows how small acts of kindness or carelessness can change a life forever.

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Joyful Partaking in the Sorrows of Life  »

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Un bel di vedremo from MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Soloists Anna Tomowa-Sintow
Performed by The Sofia National Opera Orchestra, conducted by Rusland Raychev (as Rouslan Raychev)
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One of the best Independent Films we've ever seen.
17 April 2002 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

We saw Joyful Partaking at Telluride Indiefest 2001. It was the last film shown at the festival and the longest, two disadvantages going in and despite that, we were RIVETED. The quality of the script, the performance of the actors and the pacing of the film was top notch and a real testament to the talent of William Moreing, who wrote and directed it. The universal message of this film is delivered with a clever mix of poignancy and humor and the story is one that everyone can relate to. It's not surprising that Joyful Partaking will be screened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. It is truly a work of art and we highly recommend it. Sincerely, K&L


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