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Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | Video 5 September 2003
From acclaimed director Douglas Buck comes an unflinching, disturbingly beautiful look at the underbelly of American family. Three separate narratives (including the shocking film festival ... See full summary »

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Douglas Buck

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Douglas Buck
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Credited cast:
Jared Barsky Jared Barsky ... Joey (segment "Cutting Moments")
Gary Betsworth ... Patrick
Ray Bland Ray Bland ... Father
Sally Conway ... Billy
Jayne Deely Jayne Deely ... Cassandra
Larry Fessenden ... Jimmy Doyle
Beth Glover Beth Glover ... Joan
William Stone Mahoney William Stone Mahoney ... Benjamin (as William Mahoney)
Nica Ray Nica Ray ... Sarah
Alex Splendore ... Policeman
David Thornton ... Walker
Anderson William ... Jeff
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From acclaimed director Douglas Buck comes an unflinching, disturbingly beautiful look at the underbelly of American family. Three separate narratives (including the shocking film festival favorite "Cutting Moments" as well as "Home" and "Prologue") combine to create a unique trilogy of life today that will leave you devastating... and begging for more. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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A masterpiece of dark family drama
4 September 2006 | by LovinMoviesMakinGamesSee all my reviews

I rate a movie according to what it is trying to be, not what genre or theme I personally enjoy. This trilogy is not for mainstream audiences. It is extreme drama that borders on horror, but without feeling exploitative. Extreme, but true to itself. This film takes you on an "anything but subtle!" no holds barred emotional journey through some tragic families. I was amazed that looking through the credits here on IMDb the actor/actresses had so little previous credits. An incredible level of polish, in an indie film. The last piece "prologue" nicely rounds out the other two with a feeling not of redemption, but of hope for positive human traits, love and caring, to exist even after violent life changing tragedy. I am extremely impressed.


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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Family portraits- Une trilogie américaine See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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