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Local Color (2006)

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A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic ... See full summary »

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George Gallo

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George Gallo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Nicholi Seroff
Trevor Morgan ... John Talia Jr.
Ray Liotta ... John Talia Sr.
Charles Durning ... Yammi
Samantha Mathis ... Carla
Ron Perlman ... Curtis Sunday
Diana Scarwid ... Edith Talia
Julie Lott ... Sandra Sunday
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Adams Tom Adams ... Grey Artist
Melissa Allman Melissa Allman ... Gallery Girl
Nancy Casemore Nancy Casemore ... Mrs. Huntington-Quail
Sophia Kiapos ... Exhibit Guest
Michael Negrin ... John (50 years old)
Taso Papadakis Taso Papadakis ... Mechanized Artist
David Sheftell ... Mikey
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A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The two form what appears to be at first a tenuous relationship. The kid wants to learn all the secrets the master has locked away inside his head and heart. Time has not been kind to the old master. His life appears pointless to him until the kid rekindles his interest in his work and ultimately gives him the will to live. Together, they give one another a priceless gift. The kid learns to see the world through the master's eyes. And the master learns to see life through the eyes of innocence again. This story is based on a real life experience. Written by George Gallo

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Taglines:

One Master. One Student. One Summer To Dream.

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Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2009 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Farben des Herbstes See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,183, 19 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,895, 27 September 2009
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Trevor Morgan is actually right-handed in real life, but writes and paints left-handed in the film, because director George Gallo, whose life the film is based on, is left-handed. See more »

Quotes

John Talia Jr.: Cynics are generally right. Romantics are generally wrong. But romantics needs to be right once in his life, and that's when they chose their true love.
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Just Fly Away
Written by George Kiapos
Performed by George Kiapos, George Gallo
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Big Yes!
7 May 2006 | by JLurieDesignSee all my reviews

These days we have movies that hurl us into outer space, throw us into life threatening situations laden with violence and hysteria, or filled with so many amazing special effects that one cannot tell what is real and what is not. George Gallo's newest film, LOCAL COLOR offers none of the above. Not that I don't love the Wachowski Brothers or enjoy peaking into the twisted, creative mind of Quentin Tarantino. I do. But for countless reasons having to do with the state of the world today, I think that most of us long for this kind of "entertainment". The kind that serves to connect us to our humanity and give us hope. I love this movie. The acting is stellar, the story is compelling and inspiring. The cinematography is nothing short of spectacular. I was able to see the world through a true artists eye. It made me understand the level of passion and tenaciousness it takes to reach that level. Some might say that the film is too sentimental, others might say it is self-indulgent or egocentric, but I disagree. I feel that the tale was told with hat in hand that it will serve to inspire anyone who is open to the message it delivers. It is a movie about achievement attained by following one's passion, not by selling ones soul.


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