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The Event (2003)

 -  Drama  -  13 February 2004 (Spain)
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An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea ... See full summary »

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Gaby Shapiro-Schnell (as Joanna P. Adler)
Chris Barry ...
Third Little Maid
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Fred
Ray Brimicombe ...
Desk Sergeant
Laura Cahoot ...
Bride
Brent Carver ...
Brian Knight
Linda Carvery ...
Doctor
Rejean Cournoyer ...
Rory Metzler (as Réjean Joseph Cournoyer)
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Jody
Richard Donat ...
Undertaker
Chase Duffy ...
Assistant District Attorney
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Lila Shapiro
Tim Dunn ...
Ping Pong Player
Travis Ferris ...
NYPD Officer
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An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the most recent case, a suspicious apparent suicide, and her interviews with friends and family of the deceased trigger extensive and intricately interwoven flashbacks that reveal surprising facts about the man's life and death. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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13 February 2004 (Spain)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$35,082 (USA) (3 October 2003)

Gross:

$35,518 (USA) (24 October 2003)
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Nick: Fuck you very much.
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After the credits the screen is dark for a few seconds, then there's another scene (that is completely silent). See more »


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Spirit in the Sky
Written and Performed by Norman Greenbaum
Courtesy Great Honesty Music
Courtesy Varese Sarabande Records Inc.
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Everything that "Philadelphia" wasn't
24 January 2003 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to see this film at the Sundance Film Festival, and while I was ostensibly in Park City for skiing, this film will stand out in my memory as the high point of the trip. Poignant, heartfelt, authentic, beautifully acted, outstanding direction, incredible script - I could go on...

When the director of the film came out to address the audience before the screening, he commented about all the love that went into this film. This "touchy-feely" stuff tends to make me a bit uneasy, but in fact, every frame of this picture showed that love.

This film is so utterly honest with it's subject - a gay man dying of AIDS, post 9/11 - that you wonder how a film like "Philadelphia" is still regarded in such high esteem. As a gay man, I felt "Philadelphia" was fraudulent - unreal - pure Hollywood sap. (I won't ever forget the scene when Hank's character, covered with KS lesions, is handed a newborn baby to cuddle. Yeah, that'd happen...)

If you want the real thing, check out this amazing, wonderful film - we now just have to pray this masterpiece finds a distributor.

The auditorium I saw this film in at Sundance probably held 1500 people. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.


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