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Shelter (2004)

 -  Short  -  20 November 2004 (USA)
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A rainy night in southern California. Heather is a new counselor at a teen crisis hotline, 1-888-talk-2-us. Jennifer, a college student who may be using drugs and is definitely in crisis, ... See full summary »

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A rainy night in southern California. Heather is a new counselor at a teen crisis hotline, 1-888-talk-2-us. Jennifer, a college student who may be using drugs and is definitely in crisis, tries to phone her father to ask for money. Cliff, a car salesman, starts a conversation with a stranger in a bar. Robert sees Jennifer shoplifting and thinks of the daughter he recently lost. Alexi, a seasoned counselor, talks to Heather during a power outage. The people circle and connect; communications misfire. Is there a chance of sunshine? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A crisis counselor. A college co-ed. A barstool prophet. A father. They've got one thing in common: they just want to get out of the rain.

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Stylish and moving piece
7 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this work quite a bit. Very PT Anderson-ish, but with a warmth not usually associated with Anderson's work. The visuals were slick and there was high production value not often seen in a student film. Great dialogue, especially in the bar scene between the two salesmen. Really moving performances that director and actors should be proud of.

This film really used the short form well. I'm not sure what was spent on the production of this piece, but it should be worth every penny. The key though is that the look of the film did not come at the expense of the story and performances. Very rich piece.

Overall there it was a very impressive work by a young filmmaker. I'll remember his name and look forward to his next project.


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