Shot on location in Turkey, 'Crude' takes a satirical look at patriotism, globalism, and media sensationalism. Two restless Americans in search of a bit of inspiration and adventure, ... See full summary »
Down-on-his-luck Carter has recently become homeless, single and unemployed. Desperate to win back his ex-girlfriend, he goes off on an adventure throughout London to find her, picking up some odd helpers along the way.
In London, a mother and daughter navigate their respective romances: Madeline rekindles an affair from thirty years earlier, while her daughter Vera is caught between a musician who cannot commit and her ex, who still pines for her.
A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.
When his wife unexpectedly informs him that she wants a divorce, well-meaning but oblivious husband Otto Wall finds himself thrust back into bachelorhood, where he searches for the real thing amidst a string of one night stands.
Andrew Gillis' debut feature, simulating a documentary film with its use of handheld cameras, was awarded an official certificate for following Dogme 95's rules for "cinematic chastity." ... See full summary »
Shot on location in Turkey, 'Crude' takes a satirical look at patriotism, globalism, and media sensationalism. Two restless Americans in search of a bit of inspiration and adventure, discover a mysterious country rich in beauty and intrigue. Weaving their way from Istanbul to the Iranian/Syrian borders of southeast Turkey they find themselves on a road trip with a wealthy Turk when prospects of a bigger plan quickly lead them off-course. Written by
International recognition for a documentary film maker's first feature shows promise
Winner of the Target Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2003 IFP-Los Angeles Film Festival and an Honorable Mention in New American Cinema at the 2003 Seattle International Film Festival, Crude was also an official selection at the 2003 Torino and Stockholm Festivals. The film offers a bold, satirical look at globalism and media manipulation of perspective. The film is Paxton Winters' first full-length feature, further establishing the reputation for bold work, quirky satire and innovative productions that he earned with his earlier documentary films.
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