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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 Michael Negrin ... John (50 years old)
Taso Papadakis Taso Papadakis ... Mechanized Artist
David Sheftell ... Mikey
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Aspect Ratio:

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

DVD Menu: Sometimes to see life clearly, you have to open more then your eyes.
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Just Fly Away
Written by George Kiapos
Performed by George Kiapos, George Gallo
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beauty in the age of cynicism
3 May 2006 | by chris-1487See all my reviews

It has been a long time since I have seen a movie with as much integrity and honesty. As the writer so aptly states in the opening of the movie: this is a movie for romantics not critics.

When I hear someone trash a film or is angry about something the first question I ask is "what are they afraid of?". It IS easy to be cavalier and self serving. It is much more difficult to truly speak from the heart.

The characters are real...the performances excellent. The script is brilliant. There are so many gems...words of wisdom that it is hard to remember them all.

What I like most about this movie is that it is completely unapologetic. It takes courage to let it all hang out.

Perhaps if our culture was more in tune with nature and less about cynicism and ego we would all be better off.

I would highly recommend this movie to everyone.


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