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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

Writer:

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.

Genres:

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

Nicholi Seroff: ...common man has been removed from the process... common man has common sense, has no time for bullshit... they can spot bullshit ten miles away... and this is why there is no place for him...
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Just Fly Away
Written by George Kiapos
Performed by George Kiapos, George Gallo
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a wonderful alternative
15 May 2006 | by jean_luc_turboSee all my reviews

I saw a rough cut of this film a while back and was deeply moved by its simple beauty and meditative pace.

The performances have so much depth and take the diverse characters to a level that must have moved even the writer/director and producers.

It is also surprisingly funny, well not surprisingly, but when you read terms like "deeply moved" or "meditatve pace" you might *surprisingly* find yourself laughing out loud...a lot...

This is a feel good movie without being forced to feel good...it is an unfolding story with the heart and soul of the writer/director, producers, crew and cast made available to us, the audience, to take, relate and in our own way, give back...


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