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The Royal Road (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 30 October 2015 (USA)
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A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on ... See full summary »

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Jenni Olson
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Tony Kushner ... (archive sound)
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A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, butch identity, the pursuit of unavailable women and Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo - all against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California landscapes, and featuring a voiceover cameo by Tony Kushner. Deceptively simple California urban landscapes serve as the framework for the film's lyrically written voiceover which combines rigorous historical research with a stream-of-consciousness personal monologue and relates these seemingly disparate stories from an intimate, colloquial perspective to tell a one-of-a-kind California tale. Shot on 16mm film and contemplatively crafted of long takes, The Royal Road is a film about landscapes and desire, memory and history - and the stories we tell. Written by Jenni Olson

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Królewski szlak See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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$72,000 (estimated)
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Jenni Olson: One of the main reasons I'm so attracted to landscapes and buildings is the sense that, unlike people, they tend to endure for many generations. They posses an intimacy with the past that no person, however old, can approach.
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References The Children's Hour (1961) See more »

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