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Local Color (2006)

A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic ... See full summary »

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John Talia Sr.
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Yammi
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Carla
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Curtis Sunday
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Edith Talia
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Sandra Sunday
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A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The two form what appears to be at first a tenuous relationship. The kid wants to learn all the secrets the master has locked away inside his head and heart. Time has not been kind to the old master. His life appears pointless to him until the kid rekindles his interest in his work and ultimately gives him the will to live. Together, they give one another a priceless gift. The kid learns to see the world through the master's eyes. And the master learns to see life through the eyes of innocence again. This story is based on a real life experience. Written by George Gallo

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One Master. One Student. One Summer To Dream.

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15 August 2009 (Hungary)  »

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Die Farben des Herbstes  »

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$3,250,000 (estimated)

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$1,241 (USA) (14 August 2009)

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$48,895 (USA) (27 September 2009)
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Nicholi Seroff: ...common man has been removed from the process... common man has common sense, has no time for bullshit... they can spot bullshit ten miles away... and this is why there is no place for him...
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Just Fly Away
Written by George Kiapos
Performed by George Kiapos, George Gallo
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beauty in the age of cynicism
3 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

It has been a long time since I have seen a movie with as much integrity and honesty. As the writer so aptly states in the opening of the movie: this is a movie for romantics not critics.

When I hear someone trash a film or is angry about something the first question I ask is "what are they afraid of?". It IS easy to be cavalier and self serving. It is much more difficult to truly speak from the heart.

The characters are real...the performances excellent. The script is brilliant. There are so many gems...words of wisdom that it is hard to remember them all.

What I like most about this movie is that it is completely unapologetic. It takes courage to let it all hang out.

Perhaps if our culture was more in tune with nature and less about cynicism and ego we would all be better off.

I would highly recommend this movie to everyone.


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