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 »

Director:

George Gallo

Writer:

George Gallo
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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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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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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 »

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Nicholi Seroff: ...'feeling' is the enemy of the elite... you can't be smarter than them or they'll crucify you...
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Just Fly Away
Written by George Kiapos
Performed by George Kiapos, George Gallo
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most moving film I've seen
9 May 2006 | by pipoonSee all my reviews

I worked in post on Local Color. I took the job at a greatly reduced fee. I must have cried 10 times watching the rough cut with no music. Afterwards, I felt like telling the producers I would work for free on this one, but, alas, I couldn't afford to do so. This is one of the most moving films I have every seen. Tears of joy come to me every time I even think about or tell some one of this film (and as I write). I am a musician and artist. The ideas of this film resonate so deeply within me that I felt that I could have written it myself. I was told that Armin, after much urging, came out of retirement to do this. Having read the script he said "This is what I've always wanted to say". As for those who posted so negatively on this film, remember, right at the beginning of the film - "You are warned, this is not a story for cynics". Yes, it is sentimental, but the film defends that too. Sentiment and art are what make us human.


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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:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,183, 21 October 2007

Gross USA:

$32,788

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,788
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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