Christopher Plummer plays Flash, a curmudgeon with a hankering for classic movies and booze. Cameron is a volatile teen who commits grand theft auto just because the car is an exact replica from Christine. Their relationship is forged in the darkness of a movie theater and fueled by a mutual appreciation of rebellion and cinema. Cameron enters a student film contest, though he lacks the resources of his peers. Learning that Flash is a retired Hollywood gaffer-and the only surviving crew member from Citizen Kane-Cameron follows him to his home at the Motion Picture Residence for the Elderly, a colony of aging film folk set aside by the industry. A quirky fellowship develops, in which Flash and his friends help Cameron make his film, and, in doing so, change his life. Written by
Mill Valley Film Festival Staff
Separated by a Generation, United by a Passion
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In one of the "Citizen Kane" flashbacks, Orson Welles' name is misspelled on the clapper slate. See more
I'm sorry that your life has been so, uh... joyless, so unhappy, so sad.
So yours is so fulfilled, right? Don't confuse activity with achievement. I've seen those pieces of shit, those celluloid abortions that you call movies.
Well, they weren't all stinkers. Even won a couple of "brass dolls."
Three of them...
The picture business has been good to me.
Ah, cut the bullshit!
That "bullshit" is the reason you're here.
References Bicycle Thieves
Rock Ain't Dead
Performed by Zino & Tommy
(as Zino and Tommy)
Written by Haim Tzinovich
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