. Doyle Simms grows up across the Hudson from NYC and flees his toxic family to attend a film program there. After a bumpy first year he returns more determined than ever to become a storyteller and figure out his place. Financial setbacks force Doyle to find creative "rent-controlled living" and begin a dual life living out of Penn Station while going to school. We follow Doyle over his college years as he begins to build relationships with several colorful characters such as Saul, a homeless book dealer who shows him the ropes and his own brand of street philosophy, and Allyson, a beautiful, struggling actress he carefully begins to pursue and fall for. Doyle begins to find a weird balance and begin to build a home, but the pressure of maintaining his worlds begins to crack the façade and he's forced to confront his past family demons and reconcile the person he wants to be with the person he is.
25 December 2010 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
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The film is based on writer-director David Spaltro
's experiences attending the film program School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC from 2001-2005. It was funded completely on the director's many credit cards. See more
Followed by Things I Don't Understand
That Little Girl
Written by The Black Hollies
Performed by The Black Hollies
Courtesy of Ernest Jenning Record Co.
Published By House Of Hassle
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music See more