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Margaret -- A New York City girl (Anna Paquin) who feels that she played a role in a fatal traffic accident attempts to set things right, though she faces life-changing opposition at every turn.
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Writer (WGA):
Kenneth Lonergan (written by)
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Release Date:
1 June 2012 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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7 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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'Margaret, are you grieving?...It is Margaret you mourn for.' Gerald Manley Hopkins See more (108 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anna Paquin ... Lisa Cohen

J. Smith-Cameron ... Joan

Mark Ruffalo ... Maretti

Jeannie Berlin ... Emily

Jean Reno ... Ramon

Sarah Steele ... Becky

John Gallagher Jr. ... Darren
Cyrus Hernstadt ... Curtis

Allison Janney ... Monica Patterson

Kieran Culkin ... Paul

Matt Damon ... Mr. Aaron

Stephen Adly Guirgis ... Mitchell

Betsy Aidem ... Abigail

Adam Rose ... Anthony
Nicholas Theodore Grodin ... Matthew (as Nick Grodin)

Jonathan Hadary ... Deutsch

Josh Hamilton ... Victor

Rosemarie DeWitt ... Mrs. Maretti

Glenn Fleshler ... 1st Man
Stephen Conrad Moore ... 2nd Man
Gio Perez ... Kid

Matthew Broderick ... John

Jake O'Connor ... David

David Mazzucchi ... Lionel
Jerry Matz ... Mr. Klein

Kevin Carroll ... Mr. Lewis

Hina Abdullah ... Angie

Olivia Thirlby ... Monica

Kenneth Lonergan ... Karl

Enid Graham ... Bonnie

Brittany Underwood ... Leslie
T. Scott Cunningham ... Gary

Michael Ealy ... Dave the Lawyer

Renée Fleming ... Opera Singer
Susan Graham ... Opera Singer 2

Adam LeFevre ... Rob

Krysten Ritter ... Salesgirl

Matt Bush ... Kurt (as Matthew Bush)
Anna Berger ... Neighborhood Lady #1
Rose Arrick ... Neighborhood Lady #2
Pippin Parker ... Opera Fan
Stephanie Cannon ... Woman Mourner #1
Kevin Geer ... AIG Detective #2

Kelly Wolf ... Annette
Johann Carlo ... Neighbor

Carlo Alban ... Rodrigo
Christine Goerke ... Opera Singer 'Norma'

Liza Colón-Zayas ... Nurse

Jason Pendergraft ... Young Cop - Not Photographed
Yves Abel ... 'Hoffman' Conductor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vivian Kalinov ... Metropolitan Opera Theatre Guest (uncredited)
Robert Myers ... Opera Buff (uncredited)
Breanna Pine ... Actress In Broadway Play (uncredited)

Melissa Rocco ... Paul's Girlfriend (uncredited)

Ken Sladyk ... Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Directed by
Kenneth Lonergan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Kenneth Lonergan (written by)

Produced by
Blair Breard .... co-producer
Gary Gilbert .... producer
Anthony Minghella .... executive producer
Sydney Pollack .... producer
Scott Rudin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nico Muhly 
 
Cinematography by
Ryszard Lenczewski (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mike Fay  (as Michael Fay)
Anne McCabe 
 
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
 
Production Design by
Dan Leigh 
 
Art Direction by
James Donahue 
 
Set Decoration by
Ron von Blomberg 
 
Costume Design by
Melissa Toth 
 
Makeup Department
Felice Diamond .... makeup artist
Anita Gibson .... assistant makeup artist
Thom Gonzales .... assistant hair stylist
Anthony Gueli .... assistant hair stylist: additional photography
Cookie Jordan .... hair stylist: "Hoffman" opera sequence
Roxanne Rizzo .... assistant makeup artist: additional photography
Peggy Schierholz .... hair stylist (as Peg Schierholz)
Ryan Sherratt .... assistant hair stylist: additional photography
Rob Van Dorssen .... makeup artist: Renee Fleming and Susan Graham, "Hoffman" opera sequence
Tom Watson .... hair stylist: "Hoffman" opera sequence
Mary Aaron .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Craig Lindberg .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
David Bausch .... production supervisor
Nan Bernstein Freed .... unit production manager: additional photography
Blair Breard .... unit production manager
Jennifer Roth .... unit production manager
Alexis Wiscomb .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Camp III .... first assistant director: additional photography (as Joe Camp)
Sarah Rae Garrett .... second second assistant director
Colin MacLellan .... second assistant director
Michael T. Meador .... second assistant director: additional photography (as Mike Meador)
Kenyon Noble .... second second assistant director: additional photography
Todd Pfeiffer .... first assistant director
Manny Siverio .... second unit director
Andrew Fiero .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Aaron D. Forste .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Stephen A. Baker .... second construction grip (as Stephen Baker)
Russell Barnes .... art department coordinator
John Bjerklie .... shop scenic
Patrick Campbell .... storyboard artist
John J. Ciccimarro .... construction coordinator (as John Ciccimarro)
Frank DeCurtis Jr. .... set dresser (as Frank De Curtis Jr.)
Guido DeCurtis .... leadman (as Guido De Curtis)
Richard Dowgin .... key construction grip (as Rich Dowgin)
Matt Gamiello .... set dresser
Bruce Jordan .... construction grip
Warren Jorgensen .... charge scenic
Diane Lederman .... set decorator: additional photography
Richard Morris .... stand-by set dresser
Evan C. Newell .... shop production assistant (as Evan Newell)
John Paul .... camera scenic
Susan Raney .... assistant set decorator (as Rue Raney)
Kevin L. Raper .... graphics (as Kevin Raper)
Daniel Ritchel .... second assistant props
Rosalie Russino .... scenic artist
Michael Saccio .... set dresser: additional photography (as Mike Saccio)
Jennifer Scarlata .... set dresser: additional photography
Michelle Schluter-Ford .... art department coordinator: additional photography
Joseph Sciretta .... shop electrician (as Joseph Sciretta)
Erwin F. Sholes .... assistant property master (as Ed Sholes)
Fredda Slavin .... art director: additional photography
Matt Storelli .... on-set dresser: additional photography
Steve Swanson .... leadman: additional photography
Jason Tipa .... key carpenter
John Ward .... carpenter
Joan Winters .... graphics
Sabrina Wright .... property master
Tomas Zeman .... art department production assistant
Carlton McClarence .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Barosky .... sound mixer
Laurel Bridges .... boom operator (as Laurel Ann Bridges)
Ryan Collison .... foley recordist
Dan Edelstein .... adr editor
George Grant .... cable person: additional photography
Paul Hsu .... additional sound designer
Charles R. Hunt .... sound mixer: additional photography (as Charles Hunt)
Bobby Johanson .... adr recordist
Dan Korintus .... supervising dialogue editor
Tony Martinez .... additional sound effects
Eric McAllister .... assistant sound editor
Jan McLaughlin .... boom operator: additional photography
Eliza Paley .... dialogue editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Jacob Ribicoff .... sound designer
Jacob Ribicoff .... sound supervisor
Gary Silver .... cable person
Stuart Stanley .... supervising foley editor
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Sweeney .... foley editor (as William Sweeney)
Eric Vierhaus .... dolby sound consultant
Damian Volpe .... sound effects editor
Lila Yomtoob .... assistant sound editor (as Lisa Yomtoob)
Paul Yurt .... systems engineer
John Chominsky .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Martin Czembor .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Debby VanPoucke .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Conrad V. Brink Jr. .... special effects (as Conrad Brink Jr.)
Connie Brink .... special effects coordinator (as Conrad Brink Sr.)
 
Visual Effects by
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects supervisor: Big Film Design
Dana Bloder .... optical producer
J. John Corbett .... digital compositor: Big Film Design
Jesse Morrow .... opticals
Adrienne Winterhalter .... visual effects producer: Big Film Design
Leslie Chung .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Damian Achilles .... stunts
Mike Burke .... stunts (as Michael Burke)
Niabi Caldwell .... stunts
Brianna Farfel .... stunts (as Brianna L. Farfel)
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Cort Hessler .... stunts
Don Hewitt .... stunts
John McLaughlin .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Ward .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rico Omega Alston .... video assist (as Rico Alston)
Will Arnot .... steadicam operator
Myles Aronowitz .... still photographer
Jim Bridges .... still photographer (as James Bridges)
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer: additional photography (as Phil Caruso)
Stephen Consentino .... steadicam operator
Divine Cox .... company grip
Gavin Curran .... rigging electrician: additional photography
Mark Eguyd .... rigging gaffer
Mark Egyud .... gaffer: additional photography
David Flanigan .... second assistant camera
Brad Goss .... best boy grip: additional photography
Brad Goss .... key rigging grip
Steve Greenberg .... generator operator: additional photography
James Gregory .... best boy electric
James Gregory .... rigging electrician: additional photography (as Jim Gregory)
George Hennah .... first assistant camera
Gary Jackiewicz .... dolly grip
Lukasz Jogalla .... camera operator
Billy Kerwick .... company grip (as William Kerwick)
Tom Kerwick .... company grip (as Thomas Kerwick Jr.)
Tom Kerwick .... key grip
Steve Leif .... electrician: additional photography
Neal Luberda .... best boy grip (as Neil Luberda)
Neal Luberda .... grip: additional photography (as Neil Luberda)
Michael Marzovilla .... gaffer
Doug Meils .... best boy electric: additional photography
John Meils .... electrician: additional photography
William Meils .... electrician
Claudio Miranda .... director of photography: additional photography
Joe Morrone .... loader (as Joe Marrone)
Joe Morrone .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Saade Mustafa .... electrician: additional photography
Chris Passalacqua .... electrician (as Chris Passalaqua)
Linda Phillips .... electrician
Ken Regan .... still photographer
Marilyn Rennagel .... lighting designer: "Hoffman" opera sequence
Randy Schwartz .... loader: additional photography
Perry Wolberger .... electrician
Robert Carnevale .... grip (uncredited)
Anthony Ciurea .... additional grip (uncredited)
Marcel Ciurea .... grip (uncredited)
Brant S. Fagan .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
John Hockenberry .... electrician (uncredited)
Ray Richards .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Jonathan Stern .... additional grip (uncredited)
David J. Thompson .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Stephanie Holbrook .... casting associate
Sondra James .... adr voice casting
Deborah Maxwell Dion .... casting associate: Los Angeles (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arlynn Abseck .... set costumer
Jill E. Anderson .... costume supervisor: additional photography (as Jill Anderson)
Merav Elbaz Belschner .... costume intern (as May Elbaz)
Amy Bradshaw .... costume shopper
Jennifer Halpern .... assistant costume designer: "Hoffman" opera sequence, background
Leah Katznelson .... assistant costume designer
Lucia Lettini .... costumer: additional photography
Vern Malone .... costumer: additional photography
Mary Margaret O'Neill .... costume shopper
Martin Pakledinaz .... costume designer: Renee Fleming and Susan Graham, "Hoffman" opera sequence
Diana Pappas .... costume production assistant
Christy Rilling .... costume production assistant
Melissa Stanton .... costume supervisor (as Melissa Adzima-Stanton)
Stephanie Biear .... seamstress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Booras .... assistant editor
Don Ciana .... color timer
Pete Conlin .... post production
Anita Gabrosek .... assistant editor
James W. Harrison III .... assistant editor (as James Harrison)
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Jack Lewars .... digital intermediate colorist (directors cut)
Matt Mayer .... assistant editor
Mike Selemon .... assistant editor
David A. Smith .... assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative cutter: Match Cut Film Services
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter: Match Cut Film Services
Daniel Triller .... assistant editor
Cory Poccia .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Anthony Ripoli .... additional editor (uncredited)
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Dan Bora .... music mixer: Looking Glass Studios
Dan Bora .... music recordist: Looking Glass Studios
John Carbonara .... assistant music editor
Trevor Gureckis .... music preparation
David Kneuss .... opera consultant: "Les contes d'Hoffmann" sequence
B.T. McNicholl .... opera coordinator (as BT McNicholl)
Nic Ratner .... music editor
Nic Ratner .... music supervisor
Christian Rutledge .... music production coordinator
Bobby Sunshine .... musician
Michael Trepagnier .... assistant engineer
Chad Yarbrough .... musician
Richard King .... additional music mixer (uncredited)
Richard King .... additional music recordist (uncredited)
Lisa Liu .... musician: violin soloist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ernie Acquavella .... driver (as Ernie Acquevilla)
Joseph Amorosa .... driver
Frank Appedu III .... driver (as Frank Appedeu III)
Patrick Bentz .... driver
David Boyde .... driver
Rudolph Camphausen .... driver: additional photography (as Rudy Camphausen)
John Canavan .... transportation co-captain
Richard Cella .... driver: additional photography
Carmen E. Costa .... driver: additional photography (as Carmen Costa)
John Edler .... driver
Curtis Europe .... driver
Kenneth Harrigan .... driver: additional photography (as Kenny Harrigan)
George Holtzer .... transportation co-captain: additional photography
Robert Johnson .... driver: additional photography (as Bobby Johnson)
James Kelly .... driver: additional photography (as Jimmy Kelly)
Don 'Ducky' Lapine .... driver: additional photography (as Donald Lapine)
Richard McGrath .... driver: additional photography
Thomas McGuire .... driver
Vic Nowak .... driver (as Wiktor Nowak)
Eugene O'Neill .... transportation captain (as Gene O'Neill)
Joseph Paprota .... driver
Billy Reilly .... driver: additional photography
Scott Roth .... driver: additional photography
Doug Salomone .... driver (as Douglas Salomone)
Charles Spillane .... transportation captain: additional photography (as Charlie Spillane)
Barry Sweeney .... driver (as Barry Sweeneyz)
 
Other crew
Michael Altman .... production assistant
Ethan Anderson .... production assistant
Nuri Bell .... location production assistant: additional photography (as Nuri Xander Bell)
Mirashyam Blakeslee .... production assistant: additional photography (as Myrasham Blakeslee)
Jason Buim .... production assistant
Andrea F. Cannistraci .... legal services: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein (as Andrea Cannistraci)
Lisa Cofini .... post-production accountant: I'll Keep You Posted
Jeremy Crane .... co-production coordinator: additional photography (as Jeremy B. Crane)
Maureen 'Mo' Crutchfield .... production accountant: additional photography (as Maureen Crutchfield)
Greg Cuozzo .... chef: Gourmet To U
Jason Dean .... assistant production coordinator
Dianne Dreyer .... script supervisor: additional photography
Jules Eggli .... production secretary
Massoumeh Emami .... script supervisor
Joe Facey .... craft service: additional photography
Daniel Fine .... first assistant accountant: additional photography
Patricia Fletcher .... dialect coach: Jean Reno
Michael Fucci .... location manager
Sam Gomez .... assistant location manager
Mike Gorwitz .... production office intern (as Michael Gorwitz)
Jessalyn Haefele .... production assistant
James Hinton .... first assistant accountant
Jordan Horowitz .... executive: Camelot Pictures
Andrew Hurwitz .... legal services: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein
Jule Ann Jappe .... assistant location manager: additional photography (as Jule Jappe)
David Koch .... production assistant: second unit, additional photography
Elizabeth Krekel .... second assistant accountant
Keith Krinsky .... location assistant
Rosalind Lawton .... legal services: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein (as Rosalynd Lawton)
Jeremy David Lee .... production secretary (as Jeremy Lee)
Jessica Lichtner .... script supervisor: second unit
Cisco Marcial .... parking coordinator
Albert Massiah .... production assistant: additional photography
Eric Myers .... unit publicist
Donna Ostroff .... assistant: Mr. Pollack
Tiffany Hayzlett Parker .... assistant: Mr. Lonergan (as Tiffany Parker)
Vivian Pavlos .... production assistant: additional photography
Susan Pazos .... location scout (as Sue Pazos)
Oak Porcelli .... production assistant: additional photography
Philip A. Ramos .... co-production coordinator: additional photography
Nicole Real .... production assistant: additional photography
John Reeves .... craft service: Thomson Brothers
Nora Resnick .... production assistant: additional photography
Alan Saks .... legal services: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein
Will Schluter .... production assistant
April Schott .... production assistant
Lisa Simon .... production assistant
Jonathan Sinaw .... production assistant: additional photography
Jason Stant .... payroll accountant
Joice Stewart .... payroll accountant: additional photography
Anita Sum .... production coordinator
Joey Syta .... unit location assistant
Wendy Taylor .... location assistant: additional photography
Ben Thomson .... craft service: Thomson Brothers
Gary Thomson .... craft service: Thomson Brothers
Rose Viggiano .... location manager: additional photography
Whitney J. Willard .... production accountant (as Whitney Willard)
Leslie E. Witt .... set medic: additional photography
Craig T. Wood .... production assistant (as Craig Wood)
Frank Angelcyk .... production staff (uncredited)
Timothy Auld .... stand-in (uncredited)
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services (uncredited)
Francine Berman .... stand-in: j. Smith Cameron (uncredited)
Heath Brandon .... production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
J. John Corbett .... title designer (uncredited)
Michael Diliberti .... executive assistant: Scott Rudin (uncredited)
Dave Donars .... production assistant (uncredited)
Rey Figueroa .... location assistant (uncredited)
Lowell Freedman .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Anouk Frösch .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)
Charles Heaphy .... production financing (uncredited)
Hugo Jeuffrault .... craft service (uncredited)
Phyllis Johnson .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Eric Kench .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Carl Li .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Elizabeth Marley .... stand-in: Anna Paquin (uncredited)
B. Reeves .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Rodriguez .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster .... financing (uncredited)
Kat Scicluna .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jonathan Weiner .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Wilson .... stand-in: Matt Damon (uncredited)
 
Thanks
The Metropolitan Opera .... very special thanks
 

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Rated R for strong language, sexuality, some drug use and disturbing images
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150 min | 186 min (extended cut)
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In early 2009, the movie was deemed "unreleasable" due to different lawsuits concerning director Kenneth Lonergan's failure to complete the movie during the editing process.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Paul is at her home, his sleeves are rolled up, and when the camera is in front of him the sleeves are down.See more »
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David:A red light case is a 50-50 proposition already.See more »
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46 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
'Margaret, are you grieving?...It is Margaret you mourn for.' Gerald Manley Hopkins, 12 July 2012
Author: gradyharp from United States

MARGARET is and has been a troubled movie - sophisticated examination of one girl's post- traumatic transformation as part of a larger point about how one's notion of importance is dwarfed by the larger worldview. Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan and shot in 2005 as a three-hour film, the movie has remained on the shelves since its completion in 2007 over legal problems and finally is available for viewing in a 150-minute version. Though it has flaws it contains some of the most sophisticated dialogue and philosophical points about where we are in our society today that the editing glitches become secondary background noise in a compelling film. The title (no one in the film is named Margaret) references the Gerald Manley Hopkins poem 'Spring and Fall: to a young child' which is quoted at the top of this review.

MARGARET focuses on a 17-year-old New York City high-school student Lisa (Anna Paquin) who feels certain that she inadvertently played a role in a traffic accident that has claimed a woman's life, Monica (Allison Janney): Lisa was chasing a bus whose driver Maretti (Mark Ruffalo) ran a red light because of Lisa's distraction trying to discover where the Maretti bought his cowboy hat. Monica dies in Lisa's arms while asking for her daughter also named Lisa (we later learn Monica's daughter died at age 12 from leukemia). Lisa at first feels sorry for Maretti, thinking that if she tells the truth Maretti will loose his job and his family support. Lisa's actress mother Joan (J. Smith-Cameron) encourages her to not give accurate testimony to the police, a decision Lisa follows and spends the rest of the film regretting, and in making attempts to set things right she meets with opposition at every step. Torn apart with frustration, she begins emotionally brutalizing her family, her friends, her teachers, and most of all, herself. She has been confronted quite unexpectedly with a basic truth: that her youthful ideals are on a collision course against the realities and compromises of the adult world.

The world that Lisa occupies includes teachers - played by Matt Damon (who crosses a forbidden line when Lisa seeks his advice as the only truly adult man she knows, Matthew Broderick whose class discussions over literature are brittle and acerbic and deeply disturbing - her introduction to adolescent needs and physical incidents at the hands of John Gallagher, Jr. (now of The Newsroom fame), Paul (Kieran Culkin) - her relationship with her needy single mother Joan whose newly dating Ramon (Jean Reno), her contact with the deceased's friend Emily (Jeannie Berlin - brilliant), and the deceased's only family - all in an attempt to somehow set things right but Lisa admitting that she is as responsible for Monica's death as is Maretti. But the world outside can't cope with anything but financial compensation as the resolution to Lisa's angst.

There are many other characters brought to life by some VERY fine actors and the stunning musical score by Nico Muhly includes moments at the Metropolitan Opera where we actually get to see and hear Christine Goerke as Bellini's Norma singing 'Casta Diva' and Renée Fleming and Susan Graham singing the Barcarolle from Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman, allowing the opening and closing of the film to be accompanied by a quiet guitar piece, as well as proving Muhly's very highly accomplished music to underscore the moods of the film. The cinematography by Ryszard Lenczewski underlines the tension - form the imagery of slow motion crowd movement in New York during the opening sequences to the stabilization of important encounters between the characters. A lot is said and screamed and the level of communication and actions by Anna Paquin's Lisa alienate the audience at times, but the film makes some very solid statements about how we are acidly interacting or not connecting in our current state of society. That deserves attention. The film requires a lot form the audience, but in this viewer's mind it is well worth the time.

Grady Harp

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