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
It's never too late to rewrite your life's story.
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Did You Know?
The legendary Production Manager/Assistant Director Abby Singer
portrays one of the senior residents in the retirement home and plays the First AD on Cameron's student film. (The "Abby Singer" shot is the second to the last shot of the day; it proceeds "the martini", which is the last shot of the day.) See more
In one of the "Citizen Kane" flashbacks, Orson Welles' name is misspelled on the clapper slate. See more
It's not the dialogue, it's the subtext I'm concerned about. The unspoken calendar of tensions, feelings, inner events - THAT'S what matters to me.
References Raging Bull
It Dawned On Me See more