After 20 years on the road with Blue Oyster Cult, Jimmy Testagros returns to his hometown to life with his ailing mother. Complications arise when he falls for an old friend, who is now married to his longtime nemesis.
Douglas Brown is a movie star who wakes up to find he is being blackmailed by someone he doesn't know. He calls his agent Jack Girardi who calls Hollywood private detective Frank Manascalpo... See full summary »
Won 4 awards at the 2012 Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City (www.goldendoorfilmfestival.org): Best Actress, Sarah Wilson; Best Supporting Actress, Phyllis Somerville; the Alice Guy Blache Female Filmmaker Award for director Laura Thies; and Best Local Movie. It was nominated for a total of 11 awards, including Best Support Actress, Tara Westwood; Best Cinematography, Timothy Naylor; Best Director, Laura Thies; Best Feature; Best Editing, Laura Thies; Best Costume Design (Cortney Hillman); and Best Screenplay, Mara Lesemann See more »
Surviving Family paints a realistic view of a dysfunctional family and the resultant baggage each member carries. It demonstrates how children can be affected by tragedies especially when their "whys?" go unanswered and how the consequences of family secrets can distort the truth and affect their relationships as they grow up. Every once in a while a movie challenges you to think.This is that kind of movie. The actors are great. Phyllis Somerville, a veteran actress finally clears the air about the Malone family for niece Terry played by talented Sarah Wilson. Her fiancée is played by Billy Magnussen who went from this movie on to Broadway and is now debuting in Steven Spielberg's INTO THE WOODS.Incidentally, he's a hunk. For those of you who are Soprano fans Vincent Pastore plays the mayor of the town. This is a well written, well acted, well photographed unpretentious movie that makes you think.See it. You'll like it.
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