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Shit Year -- An actress finds herself adrift after she quits performing.


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An actress finds herself adrift after she quits performing. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ellen Barkin ... Colleen West

Luke Grimes ... Harvey West

Bob Einstein ... Rick

Theresa Randle ... Marion

Melora Walters ... Shelly

Josh Blaylock ... Not Marcus

David Zellner ... Hal Ashland

Djuna Bel ... Girl in Bed
Ruth Elliott ... Woman at School

London Vale ... Skin Person
Kavita Rao ... Skin Person
Tiffany Anders ... Checkout Girl
Hannah Craene ... Young Girl

Anna Moore ... Hal's Assistant (as Anna Renee Moore)
Asdrubal Zapata ... Tamale Boy
Lars Knudsen ... Colleen's Agent (voice)
Austin Hartman ... Ghost (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nate Archer ... Man with Tractor

Fairuza Balk ... Message Voice (voice)
Rickie Lee Jones ... Narrator (voice)
Kevin Keirstead ... Marcus (voice)

Directed by
Cam Archer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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Produced by
Ellen Barkin .... executive producer
Dallas Brennan .... executive producer
Nick Case .... co-producer
Chris Gilligan .... executive producer
Lars Knudsen .... producer
Tory Lenosky .... executive producer
Rabinder Sira .... executive producer
Jay Van Hoy .... producer
Original Music by
Mick Turner 
Cinematography by
Aaron Platt 
Film Editing by
Madeleine Riley 
Casting by
Julia Kim 
Production Design by
Elizabeth Birkenbuel 
Set Decoration by
Liza Chenault 
Costume Design by
Stacey Battat 
Stephanie Volkmar 
Makeup Department
Christina Chilcote .... key makeup artist
Robin Fredriksz .... makeup artist: Ellen Barkin
Lona Vigi .... hair stylist: Ellen Barkin
Josefine Wissenberg .... key makeup artist/hair
Production Management
Jeremy O'Keefe .... assistant production manager
Robert Petrarca .... unit production manager
Art Department
Miriam Gilbert .... art department production assistant
Sound Department
Cam Archer .... sound designer
Nate Archer .... sound designer
Nate Archer .... sound
Jasper Bel .... sound
Jeremy Fleishman .... sound effects editor
Jeff Formosa .... sound editor
Eric Offin .... re-recording mixer
Kenny Woods .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Knudsen .... first assistant camera (as Matthew Knudsen)
Erin Olesen .... second assistant camera/loader (as Erin Endow)
Charles Schiell .... dolly grip
Charles Schiell .... key grip
Alejandro Wilkins .... key first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Marc Brown .... film output: digital intermediate
Lucas Joaquin .... post-production coordinator
Bryan Robbins .... colorist
Other crew
André Des Rochers .... production counsel
Kevin Keirstead .... production assistant
Beverly D'Angelo .... thanks
Gus Van Sant .... thanks

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15 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
there is clue in the title, 12 April 2011
Author: uwa from Turkey

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

i had my doubts about writing a review about this movie, it feels like kicking a child with a down syndrome, but if that child constantly bites you then there is no choice, is there?

the movie is about a constantly talking actress who is obsessed with herself, trying to come in terms with her retirement.

i usually like experimental movies, but this wasn't an experimental movie, it was just a wanna be project, i was okay if it didn't have any meaningful purpose, but this movie tried so hard to be meaningful in an experimental way which is really not a good idea, horrible idea to be clear. the biggest issue in the movie is that it is like a diary, nothing visual on it, the fact that this director also directed music videos is beyond me. it is like we are watching a monologue of a boring woman who constantly repeat herself then director remembers that he is shooting a movie and adds something visual but not so amazing images.

to cut the long story short(unlike the movie), i would believe if the director turned out to be a high school student who's favorite movie is 'a single man'. it tells nothing new, it is a real wanna be movie, and it is real a waste of time, i hope i never watch a movie like this again. (actually it is really hard to call this thing a movie.)

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